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Dextran is a complex branched glucan composed of chains of varying lengths. It is used medicinally as an antithrombotic, to reduce blood viscosity, and as a volume expander in hypovolaemia. These agents are used commonly by microsurgeons to decrease vascular thrombosis. The antithrombotic effect of dextran is mediated through its binding of erythrocytes, platelets, and vascular endothelium, increasing their electronegativity and thus reducing erythrocyte aggregation and platelet adhesiveness.

Product Details

Category Biochemicals & Diagnostics
Biological Buffers
Carbohydrates and Nucleosides
Price POA
CAS Number 9004-54-0
Formula [C6H10O5]n
Appearance crystalline white
Availability In Stock
Storage Conditions room temperature

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