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Heparin, a highly-sulfated glycosaminoglycan, is widely used as an injectable anticoagulant, and has the highest negative charge density of any known biological molecule. It can also be used to form an inner anticoagulant surface on various experimental and medical devices such as test tubes and renal dialysis machines. Pharmaceutical grade heparin is derived from mucosal tissues of slaughtered meat animals such as porcine (pig) intestine or bovine (cow) lung.
Built-in blocker - drug and antidote in the same molecule

Built-in blocker - drug and antidote in the same molecule

Tenecteplase study halted

Tenecteplase study halted

Preventing bleeding is key to the treatment of acute coronary syndromes

Preventing bleeding is key to the treatment of acute coronary syndromes

Saccharide complexes improve binding of Pentosanpolysulfate and Heparin to bladder epithelium

Saccharide complexes improve binding of Pentosanpolysulfate and Heparin to bladder epithelium

Sildenafil improves blood flow after heart attack in an animal model

Sildenafil improves blood flow after heart attack in an animal model

Fondaparinux significantly reduces risk of death for heart attack patients

Fondaparinux significantly reduces risk of death for heart attack patients

The safety and effectiveness of fondaparinux for heart attacks

The safety and effectiveness of fondaparinux for heart attacks

Cutting angioplasty risks

Cutting angioplasty risks

Alternative method to produce heparin

Alternative method to produce heparin

Too high blood-thinner doses harmful to patients

Too high blood-thinner doses harmful to patients

Misdosing anti-clotting drugs leads to heart attack symptoms

Misdosing anti-clotting drugs leads to heart attack symptoms

Physicians slow to prescribe newer heart drugs

Physicians slow to prescribe newer heart drugs

Study of two drugs for angina treatment shows equal outcomes to patients

Study of two drugs for angina treatment shows equal outcomes to patients

Myriad Genetics nears completion of antithrombin drug trial

Myriad Genetics nears completion of antithrombin drug trial

World's largest study on acute coronary syndromes

World's largest study on acute coronary syndromes

Reasons for complications with kidney failure patients

Reasons for complications with kidney failure patients

Beta-blockers top choice for prevention and rate control for postoperative atrial fibrillation

Beta-blockers top choice for prevention and rate control for postoperative atrial fibrillation

Heparinase I is not a suitable replacement for protamine

Heparinase I is not a suitable replacement for protamine

Invasive treatment including stenting may be more effective for heart attack patients who arrive late at hospital

Invasive treatment including stenting may be more effective for heart attack patients who arrive late at hospital

Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage

Chemical library aids in developing drug system for nerve damage