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Dextrans

"Dextrans" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A group of glucose polymers made by certain bacteria. Dextrans are used therapeutically as plasma volume expanders and anticoagulants. They are also commonly used in biological experimentation and in industry for a wide variety of purposes.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Dextrans" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Dextrans" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 318 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 20 publications in 2007
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