Phenindione

phenindione

(Science: chemical) An indandione that has been used as an anticoagulant. Phenindione has actions similar to warfarin, but it is now rarely employed because of its higer incidence of severe adverse effects.

Pharmacological action: anticoagulant.

Chemical name: 1H-Indene-1,3(2H)-dione, 2-phenyl-

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