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Synonyms for heparin

a polysaccharide produced in basophils (especially in the lung and liver) and that inhibits the activity of thrombin in coagulation of the blood

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He was seen with a hep-lock, which is used to administer fluids or medicines intravenously to hospital patients.
The patient given the wrong medication could be given an antidote; the occluded hep-lock could be replaced; the patient who are could be rescheduled for another day, or have their stomach contents drained before surgery; charting could be corrected before other mistakes are made; consent can be obtained or the transfusion could be stopped; additional labs can be drawn and precautions can be taken to avoid over-dose and proper monitoring of the patient may be ordered if the nurse involved would just admit to making a mistake.
to recall single-dose and mul-tidose heparin vials and HEP-LOCK heparin flush products on Feb.