Coumadin

[koo-muh-din]
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Contemporary Examples of coumadin

  • When my mother took me home, she had to give me shots in my stomach of Lovenox and I was prescribed Coumadin.

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    August 22, 2010


Word Origin and History for coumadin

Coumadin

n.

by 1953, name for human anti-coagulant use of the rat poison warfarin sodium, abstracted from the chemical name, 3-(α-acetonylbenzyl)-4-hydroxycoumarin; earlier known as Dicoumarol, it attained publicity when it was used in 1955 to treat U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower after a heart attack. The coumarin element (1830) is from French coumarine, from coumarou, the native name in Guyana of the tonquin bean, one source of the substance.

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