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Descriptor in English: Heparin
Descriptor in Spanish: Heparina
Descriptor in Portuguese: Heparina
Descriptor in French: Héparine
Entry term(s): Heparin Sodium
Heparin, Sodium
Heparin, Unfractionated
Heparinic Acid
Liquaemin
Sodium Heparin
Unfractionated Heparin
alpha Heparin
alpha-Heparin
Tree number(s): D09.698.373.400
Scope note: 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.
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
History Note: /therapeutic use was HEPARIN, THERAPEUTIC 1965
DeCS UI: 23279
Descriptor UI: D006493
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Heparin - Preferred
Concept UI M0010187
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Heparin
Entry term(s) Heparin, Unfractionated
Heparinic Acid
Unfractionated Heparin
Liquaemin - Narrower
Concept UI M0376235
Preferred term Liquaemin
Sodium Heparin - Narrower
Concept UI M0010188
Preferred term Sodium Heparin
Entry term(s) Heparin Sodium
Heparin, Sodium
alpha-Heparin - Narrower
Concept UI M0010189
Preferred term alpha-Heparin
Entry term(s) alpha Heparin



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