Sodium Heparin vs. Lithium Heparin


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What is heparin?

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1. What are sodium heparin and lithium heparin?

2. When sodium heparin is being formed, a _____ charged heparin molecule is combined with a _____ charged sodium ion.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of sodium heparin and lithium heparin with this five-question quiz and worksheet. For example, you should know how to improve accuracy when testing a person's electrolyte levels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Defining heparin, sodium heparin and lithium heparin
  • Forming sodium heparin
  • When use of sodium heparin is preferred

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about lithium heparin and interpret it correctly
  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between sodium heparin, a heparin molecule, and a sodium ion
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the preferred uses of sodium heparin

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this topic with the lesson titled Sodium Heparin vs. Lithium Heparin. Here's a quick look at additional details that are covered:

  • What the drug heparin can be used to prevent
  • A technical difference between sodium heparin and lithium heparin
  • The pharmacological definition of a salt
  • Flow cytometry