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expander

 [ek-span´der]
plasma volume expander artificial plasma extender.

expander

/ex·pan·der/ (ek-span´der) [L.] extender.
subperiosteal tissue expander  (STE) a fillable tube inserted temporarily into the subperiosteal tissue and progressively inflated to expand the periosteal mucosa and create space for later reconstruction.

expander

(ek-span′dĕr) [L. expandere, to spread out]
1. A device that increases the size or volume of a structure.
2. An agent, e.g. plasma or dextran, that expands blood volume.

expander

something that enlarges or prolongs; extender.

plasma volume expander
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 artificial plasma extender and plasma volume extender.
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has received regulatory approval from the Korea Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) for Hextend(R), the Company's physiologically balanced blood plasma volume expander.
BioTime's lead product, Hextend[R], is a blood plasma volume expander manufactured and distributed in the U.
BioTime, headquartered in Berkeley, California develops blood plasma volume expanders, blood replacement solutions for hypothermic (low temperature) surgery, organ preservation solutions and technology for use in surgery, emergency trauma treatment and other applications.