Medical Definition of Dextran sulfate

1. Long-chain polymer of glucose containing 17-20% sulfur. It has been used as an anticoagulant and also has been shown to inhibit the binding of HIV-1 to CD4+ T-lymphocytes. It is commonly used as both an experimental and clinical laboratory reagent and has been investigated for use as an antiviral agent, in the treatment of hypolipidemia, and for the prevention of free radical damage, among other applications. Pharmacological action: anticoagulant, antiviral agents, indicators and reagents, plasma substitutes. Chemical name: Dextran, hydrogen sulfate (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dextran Sulfate

dexterously
dexterousness
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dexters
dexterwise
dextrad
dextral
dextral fault
dextrality
dextrally
dextran
dextran 110
dextran 40
dextran 70
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dextran sulfate (current term)
dextranase
dextranases
dextrans
dextransucrase
dextrase
dextrer
dextriferron
dextrin
dextrin-dextran transglucosidase
dextrin 6-alpha-d-glucosidase
dextrin 6-glucosyltransferase
dextrin dextranase
dextrin glycosyltransferase
dextrin limit

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