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a low molecular weight heparin, used as the sodium salt to prevent pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis following hip or knee replacement or high-risk abdominal surgery; administered subcutaneously as the sodium salt. It is also used together with warfarin in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis and together with aspirin in the prevention of coronary thrombosis associated with unstable angina or certain kinds of myocardial infarction.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A low-molecular-weight heparin.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
enoxaparinLovenox® Vascular disease An LMW heparin anticoagulant used to prevent DVT, venous TE in Pts with acute medical disease, and to prevent ischemic complications of unstable angina and non-Q-wave MIs Adverse events Hemorrhage. See Deep vein thrombosis, Low-molecular-weight heparin.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
enoxaparinAn anticoagulation drug used to prevent blood clots forming in the veins after surgery or to treat formed clots. It has been found superior to treatment with unfractionated heparin in patients on fibrinolysis for ST-elevation myocardial infarction but is associated with uncreased major bleeding episodes. A brand name is Clexane.
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