Lipo-Hepin

Definitions of Lipo-Hepin
  1. noun
    a polysaccharide produced in basophils (especially in the lung and liver) and that inhibits the activity of thrombin in coagulation of the blood; it (trade names Lipo-Hepin and Liquaemin) is used as an anticoagulant in the treatment of thrombosis and in heart surgery
    synonyms: Liquaemin, heparin
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    type of:
    anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, decoagulant
    medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
    polyose, polysaccharide
    any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
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