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a synthetic polymer used as a dispersing and suspending agent. Called also polyvinylpyrrolidone.
povidone-iodine (PVP-I) a complex produced by reacting iodine with the polymer povidone; it slowly releases iodine and is used as a topical antiinfective agent.
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A synthetic polymer consisting mainly of linear 1-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone groups, with mean molecular weights ranging from 10,000-70,000; used as a dispersing and suspending agent; povidone with between 20,000-40,000 molecular weight has been used as a plasma extender. It is not metabolized, but is excreted unchanged by the kidney.
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A polymer used as a vehicle for a drug, especially iodine.
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A synthetic polymer used as a dispersing and suspending agent.
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Synthetic polymer used as a dispersing and suspending agent.
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