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A substance added to another substance to modify, dilute, or add to it: meatloaf that contained oatmeal as an extender.


1. a person or thing that extends
2. (Chemical Engineering) a substance, such as French chalk or china clay, added to paints to give them body and decrease their rate of settlement
3. (Chemical Engineering) a substance added to glues and resins to dilute them or to modify their viscosity
4. (Chemistry) a substance added to elastomers to assist the plasticizer
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the part of certain lower-case letters that extends either above (the ascender) or below (the descender) the body of the letter


(ɪkˈstɛn dər)

a substance added to another substance, as to paint or food, to increase its volume or bulk.


n extensor m; penis — extensor de pene
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Empirical treatment was initiated with butorphanol (2-4 mg/kg IM ql2h; Torbugesic, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Fort Dodge, IA, USA), carprofen (1 mg/kg PO ql2h; Rimadyl, Pfizer Animal Health, Exton, PA, USA), amoxicillin trihydrate with clavulanate potassium (75 mg/kg PO ql2h; Clavamox, Pfizer Animal Health), hetastarch (1.
Consequently, for the past decade the Tactical Combat Casualty Care committee recommended Hextend, a hetastarch based product in a balanced salt solution, as the fluid of choice for small volume resuscitation, with guidance to limit the total infusion to one liter based on the casualty's mental status or pulse character.
Colloid solutions, including intravenous albumin and hetastarch, offer several theoretical advantages over crystalloid solutions.
The patient had severe anemia and thrombocytopenia requiring albumin, hetastarch, vitamin K, erythropoietin, and transfusions of packed red blood cells, fresh-frozen plasma, and platelets.
This may be achieved through the administration of blood products as well as hypertonic or normal saline and other plasma expanders such as hetastarch.
Hextend (6% Hetastarch in Lactated Electrolyte Injection) is BioTime's commercially-available blood plasma volume expander used to treat hypovolemia (low blood volume).
Birds were divided into 4 groups: untreated (control group) and treated with intravenous hetastarch (haes group), with a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (hemospan group), or by autotransfusion (blood group).
Comparison of the hemodynamic and oxygen transport responses to modified fluid gelatin and hetastarch in critically ill patients: a prospective, randomized trial.
The recipient who received a simultaneous pancreas/kidney transplant was placed on 48 hours of continuous hetastarch infusion, with conversion to aspirin and dipyridamole.
Cryobanks realized a time-savings of 50 minutes per cord blood unit using PrepaCyte-CB compared to its previous hetastarch processing method.
Ringer's lactate solution was given iv to replace intraoperative fluid maintenance requirements and 6% hetastarch (HES 130/0.