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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Arixtra  listen  (uh-RIK-struh)

  A drug used to prevent blood clots from forming inside blood vessels in the leg. It is being studied in the prevention of blood clots in some cancer patients, including women having surgery for cancer of the reproductive tract. It is a type of anticoagulant. Also called fondaparinux and fondaparinux sodium.