heparin


noun

  1. Biochemistry. a polysaccharide, occurring in various tissues, especially the liver, and having anticoagulent properties.
  2. Pharmacology. a commercial form of this substance, obtained from the liver and lungs of domesticated food animals, that when injected into the blood prevents coagulation: used chiefly in the treatment of thrombosis.

noun

  1. a polysaccharide, containing sulphate groups, present in most body tissues: an anticoagulant used in the treatment of thrombosis
n.

substance found in the liver, lungs and other tissues, 1918, from Greek hepar “liver” (see hepatitis) + -in (2).

n.

  1. A complex organic acid that is found especially in lung and liver tissue, has a mucopolysaccharide as its active constituent, prevents platelet agglutination and blood clotting, and is used in the form of its sodium salt in the treatment of thrombosis.

  1. An acidic glycosaminoglycan found especially in lung and liver tissue that prevents the clotting of blood and is used intravenously in the treatment of thrombosis and embolism.

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