Definition of heparinize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhepərəˌnīz/


[with object]
Add heparin to (blood or a container about to be filled with blood) to prevent it from coagulating.
Example sentences
  • Thin blood smears were prepared from fresh heparinized blood on microscope slides.
  • At 5 and 8 months of treatment, heparinized blood was collected from some mice of each group by orbital venous puncture under light ether anesthesia after fasting for 18 hours.
  • Arterial and venous blood samples were obtained in standard heparinized blood sampling syringes after the cord had been doubly clamped.



Pronunciation: /ˌhepərənəˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • After rewarming, mechanical ventilation was recommenced and heparinization reversed with protamine.
  • Most centres start oral anticoagulant treatment the day after implantation, with or without heparinisation.
  • Initial heparinisation should be followed by long term anticoagulation with oral anticoagulants.

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Syllabification: hep·a·rin·ize

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