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a carbohydrate derivative used as an antiinflammatory, in the form of pentosan polysulfate sodium, in the treatment of interstitial cystitis; administered orally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A poly- or oligosaccharide of a pentose.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Any of a group of polysaccharides found with cellulose in many woody plants and yielding pentoses on hydrolysis.
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pentosana polysaccharide of pentoses.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005