anticoagulant
noun Date: circa 1905 a substance that hinders the clotting of blood ; blood thinneranticoagulant adjective

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  • anticoagulant — anticoagulant, ante [ ɑ̃tikɔagylɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. m. • 1896; de 1. anti et coagulant ♦ Méd. Qui empêche ou retarde la coagulation du sang. Une substance anticoagulante. N. m. L héparine est un anticoagulant. ● anticoagulant, anticoagulante… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • anticoagulant — ANTICOAGULÁNT, Ă, anticoagulanţi, te, adj., s.m. (Medicament) care împiedică coagularea. [pr.: co a ] – Din fr. anticoagulant. Trimis de ana zecheru, 28.10.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  anticoagulánt adj. → coagulant Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • anticoagulant — 1905, adjective and noun, from ANTI (Cf. anti ) + COAGULANT (Cf. coagulant) …   Etymology dictionary

  • anticoagulant — [an΄tī kō ag′yo͞o lənt; an΄tēkō ag′yo͞o i lənt, an΄tikō ag′yo͞o i lənt] n. a drug or substance that delays or prevents the clotting of blood, as heparin …   English World dictionary

  • Anticoagulant — Un anticoagulant est une substance chimique ayant la propriété d inhiber la coagulabilité naturelle du sang. Le sang ainsi traité ne coagulera pas ou alors moins vite, mais gardera la même viscosité. L usage principal de l anticoagulant est à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Anticoagulant — An anticoagulant is a substance that prevents coagulation (clotting) of blood. A group of pharmaceuticals called anticoagulants can be used in vivo as a medication for thrombotic disorders. Some anticoagulants are used in medical equipment, such… …   Wikipedia

  • Anticoagulant — Any agent used to prevent the formation of blood clots. Anticoagulants have various uses. Some are used for the prophylaxis (prevention) or the treatment of thromboembolic disorders. Thrombi are clots. Emboli are clots that break free, travel… …   Medical dictionary

  • anticoagulant — /an tee koh ag yeuh leuhnt, an tuy /, Biochem., Pharm. adj. 1. Also, anticoagulative /an tee koh ag yeuh lay tiv, leuh tiv, an tuy /. preventing coagulation, esp. of blood. n. 2. an anticoagulant agent, as heparin. [1900 05; ANTI + COAGULANT] * * …   Universalium

  • anticoagulant — UK [ˌæntɪkəʊˈæɡjələnt] / US [ˌæntɪkoʊˈæɡjələnt] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms anticoagulant : singular anticoagulant plural anticoagulants a substance that prevents blood from coagulating (= becoming more solid) Derived word:… …   English dictionary

  • anticoagulant — 1. noun A substance that prevents coagulation; that is, it stops blood from clotting. Ant: coagulant 2. adjective Acting as an anticoagulant …   Wiktionary

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