anticoagulation(redirected from anticoagulate)
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Related to anticoagulate: anticoagulant medication, anticoagulant agent
1. the prevention of coagulation.
2. the use of drugs to render the blood sufficiently incoagulable to discourage thrombosis.
anticoagulation(ant″i-kō-ag″yŭ-lā′shŏn) [ anti- + coagulation]
The prevention or hindering of the coagulation of blood, esp. by an anticoagulant drug. anticoagulate (-kō-ag′yŭ-lāt″)
The administration of anticoagulant drugs to patients who have a high risk for venous thromboembolism, e.g., patients admitted to medical wards of hospitals or undergoing certain forms of surgery, esp. on the hips or knees.