iron-dextran complex

i·ron-dex·tran com·plex

a colloidal solution of ferric hydroxide in complex with partially hydrolyzed dextran; used treat iron deficiency anemias by intramuscular injection.
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Treatment of 300 cases of iron deficiency of pregnancy by total dose infusion of iron-dextran complex. J Obstet Gynaecol Br Commonw 1964; 71 : 919-22.