pentosan sulphuric polyestermedical dictionary


A sulfated pentosyl polysaccharide with heparin-like properties used in treatment of thromboses, inflammation and as an enzyme inhibitor.

Pharmacological action: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, anticoagulant, enzyme inhibitors,

Chemical name: Xylan, hydrogen sulfate

American spelling: pentosan sulfuric polyester

(12 Dec 1998)

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