Heparin: Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics


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Heparin is a _____?

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1. Heparin interrupts the anticoagulation pathway by stimulating coagulation factor _____?

2. Heparin is most predictable and efficient when administered _____?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why is heparin used? How does it work? How can it be taken? These are just a few of the facts you must know in order to use this quiz and worksheet assessment successfully.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can expect to do well on this quiz if you are able to:

  • Identify the type of medication that heparin is
  • Note what heparin stimulates
  • Describe the form in which heparin is most predictable and efficient
  • Understand the half-life of heparin
  • Name the system on which heparin relies for metabolism and elimination

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the type of drug heparin is
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the half-life of heparin
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what heparin stimulates and the most efficient form of administration

Additional Learning

You can increase your knowledge of how the body uses this drug by reviewing the lesson titled Heparin: Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics. You will learn:

  • When and where heparin was developed
  • What the term 'parenterally' means
  • What heparin can bind to
  • Which factors can affect the half-life of heparin