Coumadin

Coumadin

[koo-muh-din]
Pharmacology, Trademark.
a brand name for warfarin ( def 2 ).
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Coumadin
by 1953, name for human anti-coagulant use of the rat poison warafin 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.
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