Definition of Heparin

1. Noun. A polysaccharide produced in basophils (especially in the lung and liver) and that inhibits the activity of thrombin in coagulation of the blood; it (trade names Lipo-Hepin and Liquaemin) is used as an anticoagulant in the treatment of thrombosis and in heart surgery.




Definition of Heparin

1. Noun. (medicine carbohydrates) A glycosaminoglycan, originally isolated from liver cells, now made synthetically for medical use, used as an anticoagulant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heparin

1. a biochemical [n -S] - See also: biochemical

Medical Definition of Heparin

1. Sulphated mucopolysaccharide, found in granules of mast cells, that inhibits the action of thrombin on fibrinogen by potentiating antithrombins, thereby interfering with the blood clotting cascade. Platelet factor IV will neutralise heparin. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heparin

hepadnaviridae infections
hepadnavirus
hepadnaviruses
hepar
heparan
heparan-sulfate 2-sulfotransferase
heparan N-sulfatase
heparan sulfate
heparan sulfate-N-deacetylase-N-sulfotransferase
heparan sulfate D-glucosaminyl 3-O-sulfotransferase
heparan sulfate proteoglycan
heparan sulfate sulfatase
heparan sulphate
heparanase
heparans
heparin (current term)
heparin-glucosamine 3-O-sulfotransferase
heparin antagonists
heparin binding growth factor
heparin cofactor II
heparin complement
heparin eliminase
heparin lyase
heparin unit
heparinaemia
heparinase
heparinic acid
heparinise
heparinised
heparinises

Literary usage of Heparin

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"LSS alone or a combi- 'SS and heparin was added to the medium. ... Vertical bars represent stan- of mean. heparin was added into the culture It was found ..."

2. Unstable Angina: Diagnosis and Management by Eugene Braunwald (1997)
"Serial hemoglobin/hematocrit and platelet measurements are recommended at least daily for the first 3 days of heparin therapy. In addition, any clinically ..."

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