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Heparin (Liquaemin) Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Liquaemin; Heparin Sodium; Sodium Heparin; Unfractionated Heparin; Heparin, Sodium Show All >>

Networked: 18766 relevant articles (1275 outcomes, 2327 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Heparin is Relevant

  1. Thrombosis (Thrombus) : 179 outcomes 221 studies in 2950 results
  2. Hemorrhage : 170 outcomes 309 studies in 2498 results
  3. Venous Thrombosis (Deep-Vein Thrombosis) : 150 outcomes 244 studies in 1472 results
  4. Myocardial Infarction : 90 outcomes 246 studies in 971 results
  5. Thrombocytopenia (Thrombopenia) : 90 outcomes 174 studies in 3572 results
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Drugs Related to Heparin

  1. Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin (Heparin, Low Molecular Weight)
  2. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)
  3. Enoxaparin (Lovenox)
  4. bivalirudin (Angiomax)
  5. Thrombin
  6. Warfarin (Coumadin)
  7. Glycoproteins (Glycoprotein)
  8. Heparin (Liquaemin)
  9. Hirudins
  10. Dalteparin (Dalteparin Sodium)
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Therapies Related to Heparin

  1. Catheters
  2. Stents
  3. Transplants (Transplant)
  4. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal)
  5. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
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