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- 1. heparin, Lipo-Hepin, Liquaemin, polysaccharide, polyose, anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, decoagulant
- usage: 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
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