heparin definition

  • noun:
    • An acidic glycosaminoglycan found particularly in lung and liver tissue and achieving the capacity to avoid the clotting of bloodstream, used in the treatment of thrombosis.
    • A glycosaminoglycan, originally separated from liver cells, today made synthetically for medical usage, used as an anticoagulant
    • a polysaccharide manufactured in basophils (especially into the lung and liver) and therefore prevents the experience of thrombin in coagulation associated with the bloodstream; it (trade names Lipo-Hepin and Liquaemin) is used as an anticoagulant in remedy for thrombosis and in heart surgery

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