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Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight

"Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Heparin fractions with a molecular weight usually between 4000 and 6000 kD. These low-molecular-weight fractions are effective antithrombotic agents. Their administration reduces the risk of hemorrhage, they have a longer half-life, and their platelet interactions are reduced in comparison to unfractionated heparin. They also provide an effective prophylaxis against postoperative major pulmonary embolism.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 183 publications over 28 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2002 and 2014
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