Heparin: Definition & History


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Heparin is a naturally-occurring _____ that is a glycosaminoglycan on specialized white blood cells.

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1. The story of Heparin begins in the early 1910's with _____, _____, and _____ discovering three different forms of Heparin?

2. The three Canadian's who developed Heparin at Connaught Labs in the late 1920's to the late 1930's were _____, _____, and _____?

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Use these study tools to find out what you know about Heparin. Topics include a description of Heparin and the people who discovered its first three different forms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these key points:

  • Three Canadians who developed Heparin
  • The first time Heparin was tested on humans
  • Mass production of Heparin in 1949

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Heparin
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the people who developed Heparin and when it was first used on human beings
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who figured out a cost efficient way to mass produce Heparin

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  • What kinds of patients receive Heparin
  • How Heparin is administered
  • Timeline of Heparin's history around the world