Definitions for "Anticoagulant"
any substance that prevents blood clotting; administered for prophylaxis or treatment of thromboembolic disorders. Parenteral anticoagulants include heparin, low molecular weight heparins, hirudin, and ancrod, all of which inactivate thrombin and other clotting factors. The oral anticoagulants inhibit the synthesis of vitamin K-dependent coagulation factors. an agent that prevents coagulation or the transformation of a liquid into a semisolid mass (as in the coagulation of blood)
Chemical that prevents blood from clotting.
a substance that is able to delay, suppress, or prevent the clotting of blood