dicoumarol


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dicoumarol

(daɪˈkuːməˌrɒl)
n
a substance obtained naturally from sweet clover or produced synthetically as a drug, used as an anticoagulant

di•cu•ma•rol

or di•cou•ma•rol

(daɪˈku məˈrɔl, -ˌrɒl, -ˈkyu-)

n.
a synthetic coumarin derivative, C19H12O6, used chiefly to prevent blood clots.
[resp. of di-1 + coumar(in) + -ol1]
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Noun1.dicoumarol - an anticoagulant drug that has now been largely replaced by warfarin
anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, decoagulant - medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
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3 Percentage of patients receiving the anticoagulant dicoumarol in the treatment of Ischaemic Stroke
Dicoumarol activates Ca-permeable cation channels triggering erythrocyte cell membrane scrambling.
A more significant risk occurs when the plant becomes infected with mould and the coumarin is converted to the more potent anti-coagulant dicoumarol.