heparin unit

hep·a·rin u·nit

the quantity of heparin required to keep 1 mL of cat's blood fluid for 24 hours at 0°C; it is equivalent approximately to 0.002 mg of pure heparin.
Synonym(s): Howell unit

Howell,

William, U.S. physiologist, 1860-1945.
Howell-Jolly bodies - spherical or ovoid eccentrically located granules occasionally observed in the stroma of circulating erythrocytes that occur most frequently after splenectomy or in megaloblastic or severe hemolytic anemia. Synonym(s): Jolly bodies
Howell unit - equivalent approximately to 0.002 mg of pure heparin. Synonym(s): heparin unit

hep·a·rin u·nit

(hepă-rin yūnit)
Quantity of heparin required to keep 1 mL of cat's blood fluid for 24 hours at 0°C; it is equivalent approximately to 0.002 mg of pure heparin.
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The changes adopted by the USP for the heparin unit dose match the World Health Organization's International Standard unit dose definition that has been used for many years in Europe.
The crosslinkable heparin contains hydrophobic as well as heparin units.

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