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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Heparin: is a naturally occurring anticoagulant produced by basophils and mast cells. In therapeutic doses it prevents the formation and extension of blood clo ... Read More

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Zero: Heparin is not a normal constituent of blood. Even when Heparin is administered for therapeutic purposes, its effect is measured by testing for activa ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
17 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Subq: Most Heparin injections are administered subcutaneously or intravenously.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Prevent clots: Heparin prevents the blood from clotting.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Low molecular weith: Heparin is used as an anticoagulant. In low doses the intent is to prevent clotting. In full dose it is used to treat an established clot. If is gi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Blood thinner: Heparin is a blood thinner used to prevent clots.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: There are types of heparin: unfractionated (heparin) and low molecular weight heparin (Lovenox).
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Low molecular weight: Heparin is used as an anticoagulant. In low doses the intent is to prevent clotting. In full dose it is used to treat an established clot. If is gi ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It depends on...: It depends on the way it was given. regular heparin is given IV and has a short stay in blood. When these are given under the skin(SubQ), they are pre ... Read More
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Just a device: It is a means of infusing drugs or fluids. In this case specifically heparin. thru a canula or drip
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