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dalteparin 
A low molecular weight, synthetic heparin. As an anticoagulant/antithrombotic agent, dalteparin binds to antithrombin and enhances the inhibition of Factor Xa. Compared to unfractionated heparins, the use of dalteparin is associated with lower incidences of osteoporosis and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonym:dalteparin sodium
US brand name:Fragmin
Abbreviation:DAL