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Introduction: Heparin

Description of Heparin

Heparin (medical condition): There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Heparin (an...more »

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Heparin -- Teratogenic Agent:
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Heparin: A glycosaminoglycan anticoagulant that binds to antithrombin III to form a heparin-antithrombin III complex. The complex binds to and irreversibly inactivates thrombin and other activated clotting factors IX, X, XI, and XII and prevents the transformation of fibrinogen to fibrin. (NCI)
Source: Diseases Database

Heparin: poly(glucosamine sulfate-glucuronic acid); endogenous mucopolysaccharide with antithrombin and lipotropic activities; USP injection is used as an anticoagulant.
Source: CRISP

Heparin: A highly acidic mucopolysaccharide formed of equal parts of sulfated D-glucosamine and D-glucuronic acid with sulfaminic bridges. The molecular weight ranges from six to twenty thousand. Heparin occurs in and is obtained from liver, lung, mast cells, etc., of vertebrates. Its function is unknown, but it is used to prevent blood clotting in vivo and vitro, in the form of many different salts.
Source: MeSH 2007

Heparin: Related Topics

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Heparin as a Disease

Heparin: Another name for Heparin -- Teratogenic Agent (or close medical condition association).
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Heparin: Related Diseases

Heparin: Heparin is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Heparin (Heparin -- Teratogenic Agent)

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Heparin: Treatments

Heparin (treatment): Anti-clotting anticoagulant medication...more »

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Source - MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Heparin

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Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Heparin

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