polystyrene

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pol·y·sty·rene

 (pŏl′ē-stī′rēn)
n.
A rigid clear thermoplastic polymer of styrene that can be molded into objects or made into a foam that is used as thermal insulation.

pol′y·sty′rene adj.

polystyrene

(ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a synthetic thermoplastic material obtained by polymerizing styrene; used as a white rigid foam (expanded polystyrene) for insulating and packing and as a glasslike material in light fittings and water tanks

pol•y•sty•rene

(ˌpɒl iˈstaɪ rin, -ˈstɪər in)

n.
a polymer of styrene in the form of a clear plastic or stiff foam, used in molded objects and as an insulator in refrigerators and air conditioners.
[1925–30]

pol·y·sty·rene

(pŏl′ē-stī′rēn)
A plastic polymer that is transparent, hard, and rigid. It has a wide variety of uses, including as a solid foam for insulation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polystyrene - a polymer of styrenepolystyrene - a polymer of styrene; a rigid transparent thermoplastic; "expanded polystyrene looks like a rigid white foam and is used as packing or insulation"
cinnamene, phenylethylene, styrene, vinylbenzene - a colorless oily liquid; the monomer for polystyrene
Styrofoam - a light resilient foam of polystyrene
Translations

polystyrene

[ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn]
A. N (esp Brit) → poliestireno m
B. ADJde poliestireno

polystyrene

[ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn]
npolystyrène m
adj [cup, tile] → en polystyrène

polystyrene

nPolystyrol nt; (extended also) → Styropor® nt
adjPolystyrol-/Styropor-; polystyrene cupStyroporbecher m

polystyrene

[ˌpɒlɪˈstaɪriːn] npolistirolo
polystyrene chips → palline fpl di polistirolo
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Kayexalate (Concordia International Corp, Oakville, Ontario, Canada), also known as sodium polystyrene sulfonate, is a potassium-binding agent used in patients with renal failure.
Description: The pamphlet contains a description of emergencies, contact information, importance of keeping updated contact information with the clinic, precautions to take (adherence to diet/fluid restrictions, keeping prescriptions such as sodium polystyrene sulfonate filled), and equipment information for home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
The patient was treated with glucose, insulin, and calcium gluconate intravenously and sodium polystyrene sulfonate per rectum followed by a couple of days of hemodialysis.
Medications, such as insulin and glucose, sodium polystyrene sulfonate, sodium bicarbonate, fludrocortisone, thiazide and loop diuretics, and the beta 2 agonist albuterol, are known to lower potassium levels, while angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, aldosterone agonists, and beta-2 antagonists raise potassium levels (Kjeldsen, 2010; Sanghavi, Whiting, & Uribarri, 2013).
At admission, the patient was hyperkalemic (Table 1), and therapy with sodium polystyrene sulfonate and ethacrynic acid was started immediately.