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Plasma Substitutes

"Plasma Substitutes" 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.

Any liquid used to replace blood plasma, usually a saline solution, often with serum albumins, dextrans or other preparations. These substances do not enhance the oxygen- carrying capacity of blood, but merely replace the volume. They are also used to treat dehydration.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Plasma Substitutes" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Plasma Substitutes" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 36 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2000 and 2004
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.