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pentosan

 [pen´to-san″]
a carbohydrate derivative used as an antiinflammatory, in the form of pentosan polysulfate sodium, in the treatment of interstitial cystitis; administered orally.

pen·to·san

(pen'tō-san),
A poly- or oligosaccharide of a pentose.

pentosan

/pen·to·san/ (pen´to-san″) a carbohydrate derivative used in the form of p. polysulfate sodium as an antiinflammatory in the treatment of interstitial cystitis.

pentosan

(pĕn′tə-săn′)
n.
Any of a group of polysaccharides found with cellulose in many woody plants and yielding pentoses on hydrolysis.

pentosan

[pen′to-san′]
a carbohydrate derivative used as an antiinflammatory, in the form of pentosan polysulfate sodium, in the treatment of interstitial cystitis. It is administered orally.

pentosan

a polysaccharide of pentoses.
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They include possibly the most significant polysaccharides when considering enzyme use: pentosans (in particular arabinoxylans) and [beta]-glucans, as well as mannans, arabinans, galactans and xyloglucans.
33 Flavonoids + Saponins + Alkaloids ++ Steroids - +++ = Highly present + = Present in trace amount ++ = Moderately present - = Absent or not detected Table 4: Lignin, pentosan, carbohydrate and sugar (glucose) composition of Musa paradisiaca and Musa sapientum pseudostems Lignin Composition Pentosan mg/100g (I) (II) Acid Phloroglucinol insoluble detection lignin (%) M.
A rapid first stage was noted as easily hydrolyzed substances, mostly pentosans, were removed by formation of organic acids, causing a reduction of the solution's pH value.
The carbon compounds found in fibrous bulk ingredients include cellulose, lignin, hemicelluloses and pentosans.
Rice hull (RH) is a by-product yielded in the rice-milling process and is composed of cellulose (28-48 wt%), pentosan (part of hemicellulose) (23-28 wt%), lignin (12-16 wt%), ash (15-20 wt%), and silica (9-14 wt%) [3].
It was another six months, and after the case went through the High Court in London, before the operation to inject him with the blood-thinning drug Pentosan Polysulphate was carried out in January 2003 at a health trust in Northern Ireland.
This was the case in a patient who was being treated with the heparin analogue pentosan polysulfate in the presence of nephrocalcinosis and in whom hyperkalemia remained refractory, not only to intravenous calcium gluconate, insulin, and glucose, but also to the cation exchange resin calcium resonium.
Eight families whose loved ones are receiving pentosan polysulphate (PPS) in an attempt to halt the disease's spread are due to attend the meeting at the Royal College of Physicians in London.
Eight families whose loved ones are receiving pentosan polysulphate in an attempt to halt the disease's spread are due to attend the meeting in London.
The newly diagnosed interstitial cystitis patient is usually offered multimodality-specific therapy in the form of agents such as pentosan poly-sulfate sodium (Elmiron) to restore the protective mucosal glycosaminoglycans layer of the bladder, tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil) to reduce pain and relax the bladder, and antihistamines--especially hydroxyzine (Atarax and Vistaril)--to suppress histamine release from bladder wall mast cells.
The blood-thinning drug Pentosan Polysulphate (PPS), previously only tested on animals, has been given to him to prolong his life.
The former Northern Ireland star's dad, Don, won a legal battle with the NHS to have him treated with the blood-thinning drug pentosan polysulphate two years ago.