Definitions for "Heparin"
a mucopolysaccharide and anticoagulant elaborated by mast cells and basophils; used clinically in the prevention and treatment of thrombosis, endocarditis, embolism and vascular injury.
Heparin (HEP-a-rin) is an anti-coagulant. It is used to decrease the clotting ability of the blood and help prevent harmful clots from forming in the blood vessels. This medicine is sometimes called a blood thinner, although it does not actually thin the blood. Heparin will not dissolve blood clots that have already formed, but it may prevent the clots from becoming larger and causing more serious problems.
A chemical substance which tends to prevent blood from clotting. Sometimes used in cases of an existing clot in an artery or vein to prevent enlargement of the clot, or the formation of new clots. An anticoagulant.
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An anti-coagulant. Heparin reduces the body's ability to generate platelets.