Definition of Hirudin

1. Noun. (medicine) A peptide, obtained from the salivary glands of leeches, that is used as an anticoagulant ¹



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Definition of Hirudin

1. an anticoagulant [n -S] - See also: anticoagulant

Medical Definition of Hirudin

1. The substance secreted by leeches which prevents blood from clotting. Hirudin is used by the leeches while they feed on blood from their victims. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hirudin

hirsle
hirsled
hirsles
hirsling
hirstie
hirsute
hirsuteness
hirsutenesses
hirsuties
hirsutism
hirsutisms
hirt extraction
hirtellous
hirudicide
hirudin (current term)
hirudinal
hirudine
hirudinea
hirudinean
hirudiniasis
hirudinization
hirudins
hirudo
hirundine
hirundo
his
his back is up
his bundle electrography

Literary usage of Hirudin

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1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"My work was commenced by testing hirudin. hirudin has been used quite extensively in Germany in the treatment of eclampsia. ..."

2. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1914)
"hirudin has given equally satisfactory results with the ... The simple method of using hirudin that I have described is so satisfactory that it may find ..."

3. Report of the Henry Phipps Institute by University of Pennsylvania, Henry Phipps Institute (1915)
"hirudin has given equally satisfactory results with the blood- cells of all vertebrates ... The simple method of using hirudin that I have described is so ..."

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