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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.

extender

/ex·ten·der/ (ek-sten´der) something that enlarges or prolongs.
artificial plasma 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.

extender

something that causes an increase in time or size, such as a substance added to a medication to stretch the time required for the drug to be absorbed, such as a plasma volume extender.

ex·ten·der

(eks-tend'ĕr)
1. A person who or device that spreads, stretches, or increases.
2. Substance that prolongs a medication's effect.
[L. extendo, to stretch]

extender

something that enlarges or prolongs; expander.

artificial plasma extender
see plasma volume expander.
semen extender
a diluent for semen. The commonest one for bull semen is skim or homogenized milk containing 7% glycerol.
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Effect of antioxidant supplementation in semen extenders on semen quality and reactive oxygen species of chilled canine spermatozoa.
Categorical data analysis of the effect on bull fertility of butylated hydroxytoluene addition to semen extenders prior to freezing.
The basic semen extender was prepared and kept in a water bath at 37[degrees]C, on the day of semen collection.
This finding, is consistent with that reported by Lamirande and Gagnon (1992) who added to pyruvate into semen extender to prevent the damage by ROS in human spermatozoa.
MINITUBE has ordered its first commercial supply of ERGO and will include this essential antioxidant nutrient in the production of its semen extenders that are distributed world wide.
Addition of BHT to semen extenders prior to freezing may improve the fertility of bull semen and reduce the risk of transmitting viral diseases to cows during AI.