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Definitions and Synonyms of heparin | Another word for heparin | What is heparin?

Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for heparin in the sense of this definition

(heparin is a kind of ...) medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood

(heparin is a kind of ...) any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules

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