Definition: An anticoagulant that inhibits or prevents the conversion of prothrombin into thrombin; examples are heparin (which is present in various tissues, especially in liver), and dicoumarin (which is isolated from partially decomposed sweet clover).
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.