Dicoumarin


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Dicoumarin

 

(also bishydroxycoumarin), an anticoagulant drug with indirect action. It is present in spoiled sweet clover, which when eaten by cows causes bleeding. It is produced synthetically for medical purposes. Dicoumarin is used to treat persons with abnormal blood clotting.

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Medical applications in collaboration with colleagues in the health-science department followed, including studies on blood coagulation with carbon- 14-labelled dicoumarin (an anti-coagulant) and carbon- 14 labelled K vitamins.