Medical Dictionary

dabigatran

noun da·big·a·tran \də-ˈbig-ə-ˌtran, ˌdab-ə-ˈga-\
variants: or

dabigatran etexilate

\-i-ˈtek-sə-ˌlāt\ also

dabigatran etexilate mesylate

Medical Definition of dabigatran

  1. :  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 Dabigatran is marketed under the trademark Pradaxa.


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