Definition of Dextrans

1. Noun. (plural of dextran) ¹

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Definition of Dextrans

1. dextran [n] - See also: dextran

Medical Definition of Dextrans

1. A group of glucose polymers made by certain bacteria. Dextrans are used therapeutically as plasma volume expanders and anticoagulant. They are also commonly used in biological experimentation and in industry for a wide variety of purposes. Pharmacological action: anticoagulant, plasma substitutes. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dextrans

dextral fault
dextran 110
dextran 40
dextran 70
dextran 75
dextran sulfate
dextrans (current term)
dextrin-dextran transglucosidase
dextrin 6-alpha-d-glucosidase
dextrin 6-glucosyltransferase
dextrin dextranase
dextrin glycosyltransferase
dextrin limit
dextrin transglycosylase

Literary usage of Dextrans

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1. Principles of Human Nutrition: A Study in Practical Dietetics by Whitman Howard Jordan (1912)
"... dextrans. — These are compounds of little importance in human nutrition that are more or less associated in the framework of a great variety of plants ..."

2. Gene Expression in Field Crops: Bibliography January 1991-November 1992 edited by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"Surprisingly, at 32 degrees C, movement of the F-dextrans was inhibited in transgenic plants expressing the wild-type MP gene; however, the inhibition was ..."

3. Biopolymers: Making Materials Nature's Way by Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1993)
"Chemically modified dextrans such as dextran sulfate have both antiulcer and ... In the industrial area, dextrans are being incorporated into x-ray and ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations: Parts 170 to 199 Revised as of April 1, 2005 by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"(a) dextrans (CAS Reg. No. 9004—54—0) are high molecular weight ... Commercially available dextrans are synthesized from sucrose by Leuconostoc ..."

5. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, PT. 500-599, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"dextrans of average molecular weight below 100000. (b) Conditions of use. This substance is generally recognized as safe when used in accordance with good ..."

6. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The void volume was measured with blue dextran (2 X 106 mean A/r), and columns were calibrated with dextrans T20 (Mr 20000), T40 (M, 40000), and T70 (M, ..."

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