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Definition of Heparin, low-weight

Heparin, low-weight: A newer form of the drug heparin (brand name: 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.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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