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    Post What does WARFARIN mean? Y such a name?

    Ever wondered y a name such as WARFARIN was given?

    No? Well, neither did I!!
    But recently at a viva by the HoD of our pharamacology department, one of my friends was asked this question... so i searched it out & here's wat it stands for...
    Take your guess....!

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    Chemist Karl Paul Link and his student Harold Campbell, working at the University of Wisconsin, found numerous chemicals related to coumarin to have anticoagulant properties. The first of these to be widely commericialized was dicoumarol, patented in 1941. Link continued working on developing more potent coumarin-based anticoagulants for use as rodent poisons, resulting in warfarin in 1948.
    The name warfarin stems from the acronym WARF, for Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation + the ending -arin indicating its link with coumarin.

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    Warfarin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    nice piece of information thank you

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    Hehe yes quite interesting =)
    Don't you just wish tho, that they'd call it "anticoagulant drug" instead? hehe

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    Impressive.. Never would have even think of this..

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    Smile What does WARFARIN mean? Y such a name?

    bec it was used as rats and mice poison so called warfarin

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    Default Why warfarin

    I dont remember exactly..........
    but is the acronym of something like "wisconsin alumni research foundation"

    its probably given in kdt

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    its really some thing new for me. nice one to know
    Most people are only alive because it is illegal to shoot them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arkascore View Post
    I dont remember exactly..........
    but is the acronym of something like "wisconsin alumni research foundation"

    its probably given in kdt
    not given in KDT buddy.
    you may have read somewhere else.
    in KDT it is written only that it was used as rat poison.

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    wisconsin alumni research foundation USED INITALLY FOR RAT KILLING NOT GIVING IN THE KAT TEXT

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    Amazing, I would never have thought that the name had such an origin. It would be interesting to search the roots of other drug names too

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