Definition: A group of glucose polymers made by certain bacteria. Dextrans are used therapeutically as plasma volume expanders and anticoagulants. They are also commonly used in biological experimentation and in industry for a wide variety of purposes.
Other names Dextran T 500; Dextran T 40; Dextran B 1355 S; Dextran B 1355; Saviosol; Rheopolyglucin; Rheomacrodex; Rondex; Rheoisodex; Rheodextran; Promit; Polyglucin; Macrodex; Infukoll; Hyskon; Hemodex; Dextran T-500; Dextran T-40; Dextran T 70; Dextran M 70
ferumoxtran-10 [ USPIO,AMI 227,AMI-227,BMS 180549,BMS-180549,CLARISCAN,Code 7227,Combidex,NC100150,SHU 555 C,Sinerem,feruglose,ferumoxtran,ultrasmall dextran-coated SPIO,ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide ] an ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) colloid coated with dextran T-10; more completely covered with dextran than ferumoxides; see also siloxane-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide, ferum