apixaban

noun
apix·​a·​ban | \ ə-ˈpik-sə-ˌban How to pronounce apixaban (audio) \

Medical Definition of apixaban

: an anticoagulant drug C25H25N5O4 that inhibits the activated form of factor X and is taken orally in the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disease (such as deep vein thrombosis) Apixaban has been shown to be superior to warfarin, with reductions in the risk of bleeding and mortality, and for persons in whom warfarin has unacceptable adverse effects, apixaban has been shown to be superior to aspirin.— Stephen M. Davis and Geoffrey A. Donnan, The New England Journal of Medicine, 17 May 2012

Note: Apixaban is marketed under the trademark Eliquis.

Comments on apixaban

What made you want to look up apixaban? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a strong desire or propensity

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!