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Anticoagulants

Synonym(s)

  • blood thinner
  • thrombopoiesis inhibitor

Definition(s)

Agents that prevent blood clotting. Naturally occurring agents in the blood are included only when they are used as drugs.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A drug that helps prevent blood clots from forming. Also called a blood thinner.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: April 7, 2014