Meaning of anticoagulant in English:


Pronunciation /ˌantɪkəʊˈaɡjʊl(ə)nt/

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  • Having the effect of retarding or inhibiting the coagulation of the blood.

    ‘Alcohol has two anticoagulant effects which make blood less likely to clot in the wrong place.’
    • ‘These include a change in the balance between procoagulant and anticoagulant factors in the blood.’
    • ‘Large amounts of garlic can increase the anticoagulant effects of pharmaceutical blood thinners (warfarin, high dose aspirin).’
    • ‘In order to understand more clearly the effects that anticoagulant treatment was having on a patient's life, the patient was given a small disposable camera, costing around £5, and asked to take pictures.’
    • ‘These characteristics result in a more prolonged and predictable anticoagulant effect and less bleeding.’
    • ‘Difenacoum, detected in her blood samples, can be absorbed through skin, with prolonged anticoagulant effects.’
    • ‘They have a more predictable anticoagulant effect and cause less thrombocytopenia.’
    • ‘The unit's pump and the blood set are specially designed to cooperate during the collection process to assure that the collected product has a precise blood to anticoagulant ratio.’
    • ‘Herbs with anticoagulant effects include herbs that have blood-activating and blood-stasis-removing functions.’
    • ‘As there is an exponential increase in bleeding risk with a linear increase in anticoagulant effect, there will be a substantial increase in bleeding risk with overanticoagulation.’
    • ‘The identification of new genetic variants that may either directly or indirectly affect coagulation or the anticoagulant pathway, may greatly advance the understanding and clinical management of thrombophilia.’
    • ‘Aspirin has a direct irritant effect on stomach lining and can cause stomach bleeding, and it increases the risk of bleeding due to enhancement of the anticoagulant effect of warfarin.’
    • ‘Chinese patients are reportedly more sensitive than Caucasians to the anticoagulant effect of warfarin.’
    • ‘If indicated, vitamin E oil should be discontinued two weeks before surgery because it may have an anticoagulant effect.’
    • ‘This anticoagulant effect might indeed explain why your lab results have been changing.’
    • ‘Furthermore, almost any drug can interact with oral anticoagulants, and many (such as steroids and antibiotics) often increase the anticoagulant effect.’
    • ‘Blood was mixed with anticoagulant sodium citrate (9 parts blood to 1 part citrate).’
    • ‘Coagulation studies would be indicated if the patient is receiving anticoagulant therapy, has a family or personal history that suggests a bleeding disorder or has evidence of liver disease.’
    • ‘In hemostasis, there is a balance between procoagulant factors and natural anticoagulant proteins.’
    • ‘This mutant exhibits lowered activation rates and anticoagulant activity.’


  • An anticoagulant substance.

    ‘For unstable angina the treatment is a daily 300 mg dose of aspirin, and injectable anticoagulants such as Heparin are administered in hospital.’
    • ‘Treatment then continued with a transition to long term use of oral anticoagulants (vitamin K antagonists).’
    • ‘Examples of anticoagulants include aspirin, heparin, and warfarin.’
    • ‘Postoperatively all patients received oral anticoagulants and digoxin as standard procedure.’
    • ‘Patients with a poor short-term prognosis, those with contraindications to aspirin and those taking anticoagulants or anti-inflammatory agents were excluded from the study.’
    • ‘The anticoagulants used are heparin (given through a vein as a ‘drip’ or injected just under the skin twice each day) or warfarin (taken as tablets).’
    • ‘They were discharged with specific dietary instructions and were told to avoid aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and anticoagulants, if possible.’
    • ‘Concomitant use of anticoagulants increases the risk of bleeding complications.’
    • ‘Blood thinners, or anticoagulants, such as heparin, will not dissolve clots already formed, but will keep them from growing and prevent new ones from forming.’
    • ‘Adverse events were associated with the use of analgesics, antibiotics, sedatives, chemotherapeutic agents, cardiovascular drugs, and anticoagulants.’
    • ‘Management includes anticoagulants, especially anti-platelet medications such as aspirin.’
    • ‘The most widely used oral anticoagulants are coumarin derivatives.’
    • ‘Compulsive attention to anticoagulants and preservatives is essential for correct test results.’
    • ‘Furthermore, almost any drug can interact with oral anticoagulants, and many (such as steroids and antibiotics) often increase the anticoagulant effect.’
    • ‘Ginseng should not be used with monoamine oxidase inhibitors, stimulants, or anticoagulants.’
    • ‘Oral anticoagulants were superior to aspirin in preventing occlusion of autologous venous grafts, while aspirin provided better results in patients with nonvenous grafts.’
    • ‘Antihypertensive drugs, diuretics and anticoagulants, etc., which were being used before the traditional herbal therapy, were continued.’
    • ‘Although some anticoagulants such as aspirin are available freely without prescription, they should always be taken following the instructions of your GP or other healthcare specialist.’
    • ‘These anticoagulants are poison for wildlife, but one of them - warfarin - is a spectacularly great medicine for human beings when meted out in the proper dose.’
    • ‘If a stroke is still developing, anticoagulants (blood-thinning drugs given in hospital) may help prevent things getting worse.’