hydroxyethyl starch

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hydroxyethyl starch

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HES

Any one of several modified starches with differing molecular weights, used as plasma volume expanders because of their colloidal properties. Examples include hetastarch and pentastarch.
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The 6S [7] trial used a potato-derived 6% (iso-oncotic) HES 130/0.4 (Venofundin, B Braun) IVF and compared this with Ringer's acetate solution.