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Heparin MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Heparin
Tree Number(s)
D09.698.373.400
Unique ID
D006493
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006493
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.
Entry Term(s)
Heparin Sodium
Heparinic Acid
Liquaemin
Sodium Heparin
Unfractionated Heparin
alpha-Heparin
Pharm Action
Anticoagulants
Fibrinolytic Agents
NLM Classification #
QV 193
Public MeSH Note
/therapeutic use was HEPARIN, THERAPEUTIC 1965
History Note
/therapeutic use was HEPARIN, THERAPEUTIC 1965
Entry Combination
antagonists & inhibitors:Heparin Antagonists
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Heparin Preferred
Sodium Heparin Narrower
alpha-Heparin Narrower
Liquaemin Narrower
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