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

a substance added to another substance, as to paint or food, to increase its volume or bulk.
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n extensor m; penis — extensor de pene
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Pruritus after administration of hetastarch. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1982; 284: 385-6.
Effects of 6% hetastarch (600/0.75) or lactated Ringer's solution on hemostatic variables and clinical bleeding in healthy dogs anesthetized for orthopedic surgery.
The owl was treated with a hetastarch bolus (10 mL/kg IV over 10 minutes), crystalloid fluids (lactated Ringer's solution, 100 mL/kg SC in the prefemoral web) and buprenorphine (0.6 mg/kg IM q8h), meloxicam (0.5 mg/kg IM ql2h), and ceftiofur (10 mg/kg IM q72h), all in the pectoral musculature, within 15 minutes of admission to the hospital.
(18.) 6% Hetastarch in Lactated Electrolyte Injection Flexible Plastic Container.
Prevention of hypotension after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section: six percent hetastarch versus lactated Ringer's solution.
Briefly, for flow cytometry analysis, PBMCs were isolated from whole blood by Ficoll-Hypaque (GE Healthcare) density gradient centrifugation and cryopreserved in freezing media that contained human serum albumin (HSA, Gemini Bio-Products), Hetastarch, and 10% DMSO.
Whole blood was collected 24 hours after exposure, and 5% hetastarch was added to whole blood prior to running isolation protocols.
An infusion solution that meets the requirements for all three volume estimations is 6% Hetastarch in 0.9% saline.
Hetastarch: An alternative colloid in burn shock management.
Fein, "Fluid resuscitation in circulatory shock: a comparison of the cardiorespiratory effects of albumin, hetastarch, and saline solutions in patients with hypovolemic and septic shock," Critical Care Medicine, vol.