Meaning of heparin
Pronunciation: (hep'u-rin), [key]
- a polysaccharide, occurring in various tissues, esp. the liver, and having anticoagulent properties.
- 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.
- heparin (Thesaurus)