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Anticoagulant

Anticoagulant, substance that interferes with blood clotting, used to treat or prevent strokes and embolism. The 2 main types are heparin, which is injected and has an immediate but short-lived effect, and the coumarins, which are taken orally and are longer lasting.

See also: Coagulant.

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