Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of long-chain polymers of glucose with various molecular weights that are used in confections, in lacquers, as food additives, and as plasma volume expanders.

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  • n. a biopolymer of glucose produced by enzymes of certain bacteria; used as a substitute for blood plasma, and as a stationary phase in chromatography

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gum found in unripe beet-root and in molasses, and formed, together with mannite, by the mucic fermentation of sugar. It is a white amorphous substance readily soluble in water, and dextrorotatory. It has the formula C6H10O5.

Etymologies

dextr(ose) + -an2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The researchers, Yi-Chun Wu, Huan-Cheng Chang, and colleagues, coated some nanodiamonds with sugars or proteins (such as dextran and bovine serum albumin), and then introduced both coated and uncoated types to transparent round worms (Caenorhabditis elegans).

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  • All parenteral iron preparations consist of a central core containing elemental iron, shielded by a carbohydrate shell consisting of molecules such as dextran, sucrose, dextrin or gluconate.

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  • Safety and efficacy of iron dextran infusions with inflammatory bowel disease and iron deficiency anemia

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  • Diethylaminoethyl dextran (DEAE-D) as an adjuvant of immunity, I: influence of molecular weight on adjuvant action in FMD vaccines for swine =: Dietilaminoetil-dextrano ... adyuvante en vacunas antiaftosas para cerdos by P Carmenes

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  • Diethylamoethyl-dextran (DEAE-D) as an adjuvant in the stimulation of immunity, III.

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  • To help safeguard against infections that can cause PlD, as well as additional ectopic pregnancies, your doctor should prescribe an antibiotic as soon as your problem is diagnosed, and add one hundred to two hundred milliliters (ml) of dextran 70 (brand name Hyskon) to your peritoneal cavity (the area surrounding your fallopian tube) as soon as the surgery is completed.

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  • This special process, locally known as idli or dosai fermentation, involves the microorganisms Leuonostoc mesenteroides, which is used in other parts of the world for producing dextran gums from sucrose.

    Chapter 25

  • Hydroxocobalamin (2) * Iron-dextran (B) (5) 10.2 ANTICOAGULANTS AND ANTAGONISTS

    Chapter 8

  • Ferrous salt, Ferrous salt + Folic acid, Folic acid (2), Hydroxocobalamin (2), Iron dextran (B) (5) 10.2 DRUGS AFFECTING COAGULATION

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  • These methods and others have been applied to studies of large molecular weight substances, chiefly proteins and enzymes, but also polysaccharides (dextran) and nucleic acids.

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