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View in Spanish: Fondaparinux

Fondaparinux (fon-duh-PAYR-ih-nux)
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 Arixtra and fondaparinux sodium.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.