"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.
- Plasma Substitutes
- Substitutes, Plasma
- Blood Expanders
- Expanders, Blood
- Plasma Volume Expanders
- Expanders, Plasma Volume
- Volume Expanders, Plasma
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