an·​ti·​co·​ag·​u·​la·​tion -kō-ˌag-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce anticoagulation (audio)
: the process of hindering the clotting of blood
especially : the use of an anticoagulant to prevent the formation of blood clots
Patients with valvular heart disease and atrial fibrillation are at a high risk of stroke and should receive anticoagulation. Scott Stern, The Journal of the American Medical Association
Although the pharmacodynamics of warfarin are subject to genetic and environmental variability, the primary determinants of the risk of bleeding are the duration and intensity of anticoagulation Andrew I. Schafer, The New England Journal of Medicine
anticoagulate transitive verb
anticoagulated; anticoagulating
You have to anticoagulate blood so that it doesn't clot as it goes through the tubing. Gina Kolata, The New York Times
anticoagulatory adjective
anticoagulatory effects

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“Anticoagulation.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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