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extender

 [ek-sten´der]
something that enlarges or prolongs; called also expander.
artificial plasma extender (plasma volume extender) a substance that can be transfused to maintain fluid volume of the blood in event of great necessity, supplemental to the use of whole blood and plasma. Called also plasma volume expander.

het·a·starch

(het'ă-starch),
A carbohydrate starch derivative used as a cryoprotective agent for erythrocytes; also used as an extender of blood plasma volume.

hetastarch

/het·a·starch/ (het´ah-stahrch) an esterified amylopectin-containing starch, used as a plasma volume expander, administered by infusion.

hetastarch

[het′əstärch]
a plasma volume expander.
indications It is prescribed to treat hypovolemia in shock and is used in leukapheresis to help increase the yield of granulocytes.
contraindications Severe bleeding, severe heart or kidney dysfunction with oliguria or anuria, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are influenza-like symptoms, muscle pain, edema, and anaphylaxis.

hetastarch

an artificial colloid produced by addition of hydroxyethyl ether groups into amylopectin; used as a plasma volume expander for treatment of shock.

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ects of albumin, hetastarch, and saline solutions in patients with hypovolemic and septic shock.
Hextend is a formulation of 6% hetastarch combined with a physiologically balanced crystalloid carrier that more closely mirrors plasma electrolyte balance than 6% hetastarch in 0.
Colloids, such as hetastarch, dextran, and HBOCS, are large-molecular substances that remain in the intravascular compartment and expand the intravascular volume.
Initial fluid support consisted of administration of 6% hetastarch (60 ml slow IV over 15 minutes) and 120 ml of 2.
Cryobanks previously employed a hetastarch method to process cord blood units.
She was successfully resuscitated with 3 litres of lactated Ringer's solution, 500 ml of 6% hetastarch, 50 mg ephedrine, 600 [micro]g phenylephrine, 550 [micro]g adrenaline, 10 mg dexamethasone and 20 mg diphenhydramine.
Additionally, using PrepaCyte-CB to process cord blood returns more stem cells with hematopoietic reconstitution (blood-forming) potential versus hetastarch.
Not needing significant pH adjustment, the SID of their standard vehicles, usually saline, is likely to be zero; for example the 6% hetastarch preparation in Table 1.
lt; < Clinical Study Data < < Hetastarch (24) PrepaCyte-CB (106) TNC (excluding nRBC) < < 82.
The article is entitled "A hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier, bovine polymerized hemoglobin (HBOC-201) versus hetastarch (HEX) in a moderate severity hemorrhagic shock swine model with delayed evacuation".
After 12 minutes of respiratory arrest, the animals were resuscitated by the intravenous infusion of 6% hetastarch in lactated electrolyte injection -- BioTime's proprietary blood plasma volume expander.
It is the only plasma expander approved in the United States that contains 6% hetastarch in lactated electrolyte injection.