Lovenox, Fragmin) that has a lower molecular weight than normal heparin. Fewer blood tests are needed, and it may be . superior to regular (unfractionated) heparin in cases of unstable angina and other cardiac diseases.
See also heparin.
- Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
Low blood platelet count as a result of the medication heparin. HIT (Heparin induced thrombocytopenia) is caused by the body forming antibodies to Heparin when it is bound to platelet factor4 (PF4) – a protein in the blood. These antibodies bind to the combination of Heparin and PF4 and activate platelets which in turn clump […]
Prefix or combining form used before a vowel to refer to the liver. From the Greek hepar, liver.
- Hepatic artery
An artery that distributes blood to the liver, pancreas and gallbladder as well as to the stomach and duodenal portion of the small intestine.
Having to do with the liver.
- Hepatic duct
the right hepatic duct (which drains bile from the right half of the liver); the left hepatic duct (which drains bile from the left half of the liver); and the common hepatic duct (which is formed by the junction of the right and left hepatic ducts).