dabigatran

noun

da·​big·​a·​tran də-ˈbig-ə-ˌtran, ˌdab-ə-ˈga- How to pronounce dabigatran (audio)
variants or dabigatran etexilate
-i-ˈtek-sə-ˌlāt
also dabigatran etexilate mesylate
: an anticoagulant drug C34H41N7O5·CH4O3S that inhibits the action of thrombin and is administered orally to reduce the risk of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation in the absence of heart valve disease and to treat or prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

Note: Dabigatran is marketed under the trademark Pradaxa.

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“Dabigatran.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dabigatran. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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