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glucan

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Medicine and Health.

A polysaccharide of glycosidically linked glucose units. The types of linkage in a glucan chain may be mixed or may all be the same. Examples include cellulose, callose, and starch.

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glucose

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

The monosaccharide carbohydrate C6H12O6 that is the main source of energy in the body, produced from glycogen and combusted into water and carbon dioxide.

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iron dextran

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

A drug containing iron and dextran, administered by intramuscular or intravenous injection to treat iron-deficiency anaemia. Trade name: CosmoFer.

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Leuconostoc spp.

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Heterofermentative lactic acid bacteria used in the fermentation of vegetables (e.g. cabbage and cucumbers), where they initiate lactic acid fermentation. L. mesenteroides subspp. cremoris ...

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levan

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

Any one of a group of polysaccharides formed from sucrose solutions (such as may be found in plaque) by the action of certain bacteria e.g. Streptococcus mutans and Bacillus subtilis. See...

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microsurgery

Overview page. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Surgery done while viewing the object through a microscope and often with the aid of a micromanipulator. See Chronology, 1952, Briggs and King; 1967, Goldstein and Prescott; 1980, Capecchi.

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Sephadex

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

proprietary name for a gel‐filtration medium based on dextran cross‐linked using epichlorohydrin so that a mesh results, the size of the apertures in the mesh being determined...

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thrombus

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

(pl. thrombi)

a blood clot forming within a blood vessel. Thrombus formation may occur as a normal response during physiological blood coagulation. It may also occur...

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