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4-hydroxycoumarin
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Description

4-hydroxycoumarin is a type of coumarin, a naturally occurring chemical found in many plants. It is used in the production of a variety of drugs, including anticoagulants, antifungals, and anti-inflammatory agents. It is also used as a flavoring agent in food and beverages.

The toxic effects of 4-hydroxycoumarin can include liver damage, gastrointestinal upset, and increased risk of bleeding. It can also cause skin irritation and photosensitivity.

Associated brand names include Coumadin, Jantoven, Warfarin, and Warfant.

Synonyms
  • 4-coumarinol
  • benzotetronic acid
Classifications
  • 4-hydroxycoumarin
  • anticoagulant
  • coumarin
  • pesticide
  • rodenticide
  • vitamin K antagonist

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