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Name/Class: DEXTRAN Artificial colloid
Description: Dextran is a sugar-containing colloid used as an intravascular volume expander. It remains in the intravascular compartment for approximately 12 hours. It increases intravascular volume by attracting water from other fluid compartments by virtue of its colloid osmotic pressure.
Indications: Hypovolemic shock