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(medicine) A substance that prevents coagulation; that is, it stops blood from clotting.
The saliva contains an anticoagulant which prevents blood clotting.
Patients who undergo the cardiac implant procedure take a daily anticoagulant medication such as aspirin or warfarin (Coumadin) for three to six months after the procedure.
This herb has a tendency to act as an anticoagulant and may increase the effectiveness of blood-thinning drugs.
The lupus anticoagulant is an acquired, not inherited, condition.
Blood samples need to be collected into heparin anticoagulant - not citrate.
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