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 (dĕk′străn′, -strən)
Any of a group of branched polysaccharides with various molecular weights that are used to prevent thrombosis, as plasma volume expanders, and as food additives.


(Biochemistry) biochem a polysaccharide produced by the action of bacteria on sucrose: used as a substitute for plasma in blood transfusions
[C19: from dextro- + -an]


(ˈdɛk strən)

a viscous polysaccharide produced by bacterial action on sucrose: used in confections and lacquers and as a blood-plasma extender.
[1875–80; dextr (ose) + -an2]
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Among them, dextran has been used for this purpose due to its biocompatibility, biodegradability, and its improved transfection efficiency.
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Therefore, use of iron dextran and other iron preparations had been very limited in children with hematological disorders.
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Dextran 40 is still available, but has recently not been prescribed due to concerns raised regarding its safety.
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Dextran acetates were synthesized to study their thermal behavior in comparison with pure dextran.