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pentosan

 [pen´to-san″]
a carbohydrate derivative used as an antiinflammatory, in the form of pentosan polysulfate sodium, in the treatment of interstitial cystitis; administered orally.

pen·to·san

(pen'tō-san),
A poly- or oligosaccharide of a pentose.

pentosan

/pen·to·san/ (pen´to-san″) a carbohydrate derivative used in the form of p. polysulfate sodium as an antiinflammatory in the treatment of interstitial cystitis.

pentosan

(pĕn′tə-săn′)
n.
Any of a group of polysaccharides found with cellulose in many woody plants and yielding pentoses on hydrolysis.

pentosan

[pen′to-san′]
a carbohydrate derivative used as an antiinflammatory, in the form of pentosan polysulfate sodium, in the treatment of interstitial cystitis. It is administered orally.

pentosan

a polysaccharide of pentoses.
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