Anticoagulant

An anticoagulant is a substance that prevents coagulation (clotting) of blood. Such substances occur naturally in leeches and blood-sucking insects. A group of pharmaceuticals called anticoagulants can be used in vivo as a medication for thrombotic disorders. Some anticoagulants are used in medical equipment, such as test tubes, blood transfusion bags, and renal dialysis equipment.

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Lupus Anticoagulant - Terminology
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CHADS2 Score - CHA2DS2-VASc - Anticoagulation
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Lupus Anticoagulant
... Lupus anticoagulant (also known as lupus antibody, LA, or lupus inhibitors) is an immunoglobulin that binds to phospholipids and proteins associated with the cell membrane ... Lupus anticoagulant is actually a prothrombotic agent that is, presence of Lupus anticoagulant antibodies precipitates the formation of thrombi in vivo ...
Dabigatran
... some cases it offers an alternative to warfarin as the preferred orally administered anticoagulant ("blood thinner"), since it does not require frequent blood tests for international ... No specific way exists to reverse the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in the event of a major bleeding event, unlike warfarin ...
Anticoagulants Outside The Body
... Correct proportion of this anticoagulant to blood is crucial because of the dilution ... It is the anticoagulant used in fluoride (grey top) tubes ...