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Definition of the noun Heparin

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noun - plural: heparins

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

Specialised definition of the noun Heparin

Glossary of healthcare

a medication (anticoagulant) that helps prevent blood clots


"Heparin" a.k.a. "Unknown Hour" is a 2009 thriller film directed by Dan Svátek and co-written with Miroslav Skačáni.


Heparin: A sulfur-rich glycosaminoglycan with anticoagulant property. Heparin binds to antithrombin III to form a heparin-antithrombin III complex. The complex binds to and irreversibly inactivates thrombin and other activated clotting factors, such as factors IX, X, XI, and XII, thereby preventing the polymerization of fibrinogen to fibrin and the subsequent formation of clots.

  • also known as 肝磷脂

Printed books with definitions for Heparin

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Google previewPharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry (2016)

by Frank J. Dowd, Bart Johnson, Angelo Mariotti

Heparin is a linear mucopolysaccharide primarily composed of repeating units of d-glucosamine in 1,4 glucosidic linkage with d-glucuronic and l-iduronic acids. These disaccharide residues, which are partially esterified (≤40%) with sulfuric ...

Google previewCapillary Electrophoresis and Microchip Capillary Electrophoresis (2013)

Principles, Applications, and Limitations by Carlos D. García, Karin Y. Chumbimuni-Torres, Emanuel Carrilho

Heparin is a natural product that is extracted from animal tissues. Years ago, beef intestine was the tissue of choice. Fear of mad cow disease shifted production from cattle to swine. Since 50% of the world's pigs are in China, the country ...

Google previewOrganic and Biological Chemistry (2015)

by H. Stephen Stoker

heparin is a small highly sulfated polysaccharide with only 15–90 disaccharide residues per chain. The monosaccharides present in ...

Google previewVascular and Endovascular Surgery (2012)

A Comprehensive Review by Wesley S. Moore

Heparin is an anticoagulant composed of a heterogeneous group of straight— chain glycosaminoglycans with molecular...

Heparin is a naturally occurring substance excreted by mast cells and basophils in the process of clot formation.

Google previewProtein Liquid Chromatography (2000)

by Michael Kastner

However, heparin is an invaluable tool for the purification of serum proteins, nucleic acid binding proteins and growth...

HEPARIN BASED AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY Heparin is a polyanionic mucopolysaccharide which serves as a ...

Google previewWylie Churchill-Davidson's A Practice of Anesthesia 7th Edition (2003)

by Thomas EJ Healy, Paul R Knight

Heparin is an anticoagulant with a rapid onset and a short duration of action after intravenous or subcutaneous administration. It may be referred to as standard or unfractionated heparin to distinguish it from the low-molecular-weight heparins, ...

Google previewEssentials of Pharmacology for Nurses (2012)

by Paul Barber, Deborah Robertson

Heparin is a complex protein and is found in the liver and mast cells. It is a powerful anticoagulant but is broken down by digestive enzymes; therefore, it is given by IV infusion. Heparin leads to anticoagulation of blood both inside and ...

Google previewTextbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2009)

by Stephen J. Ettinger, Edward C. Feldman

Heparin is a glycosaminoglycan that exerts its effects by binding to antithrombin and accelerating its interaction with activated factors IIa...

Heparin is an indirect anticoagulant, exerting most of its effect through potentiation of AT activity.

Google previewRapid Clinical Pharmacology (2011)

A Student Formulary by Andrew Batchelder, Charlene Rodrigues, Ziad Alrifai

Concomitant heparin is a requirement . Treatment should ...

Google previewPharmacology (2012)

by Joanne I. Moore

Heparin Oral Anticoagulants HEPARIN is an endogenous sulfated mucopolysaccharide found in mast cells bound to histamine. The drug is commercially prepared from ...

Google previewAdvances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry (2012)

by Derek Horton

heparin and the related heparan sulfate (HS) play important roles in a wide range of biological functions such as cell differentiation, viral infection, and cancer metastasis.5–12 Heparin is a member of the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) family, ...

Google previewClinical Problems in Medicine and Surgery (2011)

by Peter G Devitt, Jonathan D. Mitchell, Christian Hamilton-Craig

A prolonged APTT prior to heparin is a common presentation of a lupus anticoagulant, and may indicate an underlying thrombophilic disorder. Thrombophlia is a very important diagnosis as it will mean the APTT cannot be used to monitor the ...

Google previewClinical Cases: Fundamentals of nursing case studies (2014)

by Natashia Scully, Damian Wilson

Pain scale Answer: b Why: Heparin is an anticoagulant agent, acting by binding to antithrombin III and augmenting the action of this compound (Bryant & Knights, 2011). The result is the inhibition of several clotting factors, including thrombin ...

Google previewInterventional Nephrology (2013)

Principles and Practice by Alexander S. Yevzlin, Arif Asif, Loay Salman

Heparin is an indirect thrombin inhibitor (Fig. 5.1). It forms a complex with the heparin binding site of antithrombin. Antithrombin is a circulating cofactor and at baseline is a slow inactivator of thrombin, factor Xa, and to a lesser extent, factors ...

Google previewPharmaceuticals—Advances in Research and Application: 2012 Edition (2012)

According to recent research published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, “Heparin is a highly sulfated hetero polysaccharide mixture found and extracted from mammalian tissues. It has been widely used as an ...

Google previewIntensive Care Medicine (2004)

Annual Update 2004 by Jean-Louis Vincent

Unfractionated heparin is the most commonly used anticoagulant to prevent clotting, especially during surgery [11–13]. Unfractionated heparin is a heterogeneous mixture of polysaccharide chains ranging in molecular weight from about 3000 ...

Google previewDoctor, Tell Me About High Blood Pressure & Stroke (2009)

Heparin is a fast-acting medication and is given right away to achieve a fast anticoagulation state of the blood in patients who have suffered from a heart attack or stroke or other related conditions. It is given intravenously via injection.

Google previewClinical Veterinary Advisor (2010)

Dogs and Cats by Etienne Cote

Heparin is an ineffective anticoagulant when antithrombin is depleted. POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS • Hypotension from ACE inhibitor and Ca channel blocker or severe reduction in plasma oncotic pressure • Hyperkalemia from ACE inhibitor ...

Google previewVascular Neurology (2007)

Questions and Answers by Nancy Futrell, MD, Dara G. Jamieson, MD

Antithrombin is a critical heparin cofactor. Heparin is a strong catalyst for the thrombin-antithrombin reaction. Fibroblast growth factors do bind to heparin, but this interaction produces endothelial proliferation and angiogenesis ...

Google previewIssues in Allied Fields of Medicine: 2011 Edition (2012)

Heparin is an analogue of the ...

Google previewHandbook of Drug Interactions (2003)

A Clinical and Forensic Guide by Ashraf Mozayani, Lionel Raymon

In comparison, heparin is a large molecule that does not cross the placenta. Thus, it does not ...

Google previewMosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians (2014)

by Monica M. Tighe, Marg Brown

For birds and reptiles, heparin is a better anticoagulant 2. When using anticoagulants, fill the tube to at least 90% of its capacity to maintain the proper anticoagulant-to-blood ratio a. Do not put in more than the volume a vacuum tube will collect ...

Google previewTrauma Intensive Care (2013)

by Samuel A. Tisherman, Raquel M. Forsythe, John A. Kellum

Heparin is a naturally occurring polysaccharide with a molecular weight varying between 3 and 30 kDa. The main anticoagulant activity of UFH is mediated by augmenting the activity of anti-thrombin III, which is an inhibitor of activated factor X ...

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Scrabble value of H4E1P3A1R1I1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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