warfarin

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war·fa·rin

 (wôr′fər-ĭn)
n.
A white crystalline compound, C19H16O4, that inhibits production of prothrombin and is used in the form of its sodium salt as an anticoagulant drug and as a rodenticide.

[W(isconsin) A(lumni) R(esearch) F(oundation) + (coum)arin.]

warfarin

(ˈwɔːfərɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a crystalline insoluble optically active compound, used as a rodenticide and, in the form of its sodium salt, as a medical anticoagulant. Formula: C19H16O4
[C20: from the patent owners W(isconsin) A(lumni) R(esearch) F(oundation) + (coum)arin]

war•fa•rin

(ˈwɔr fə rɪn)

n.
1. a crystalline anticoagulant, C19H16O4, used as a rodenticide.
2. a preparation of this used in the management of clotting disorders.
[1945–50; W(isconsin)A(lumni)R(esearch)F(oundation) (owners of patent) + (coum) arin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.warfarin - an anticoagulant (trade name Coumadin) use to prevent and treat a thrombus or embolus
anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, decoagulant - medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
Translations

warfarin

[ˈwɔːfərɪn] Nwarfarina f

warfarin

n warfarina
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Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) is often prescribed to prevent life-threatening blood clots in high-risk patients.