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Dr. Henry Low
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Hetastarch (Overview)

Hetastarch is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye dilating drug (eye-affecting drug).


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What is hetastarch?

What is hetastarch?

Hetastarch: Hetastarch (Hespan / hydroxyethyl startch) is a starch that is used to expand plasma. It has been used to ^ plasma volume related to shock. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Low
59 doctors shared insights

Hetastarch (Overview)

Hetastarch is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye dilating drug (eye-affecting drug).


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What is hetastarch?

Hetastarch: Hetastarch (Hespan / hydroxyethyl startch) is a starch that is used to expand plasma. It has been used to ^ plasma volume related to shock. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hetastarch allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Hetastarch allergy?

IV Blood vol expande: Signs Allergic Rxn to Hetastarch (Hespan)= Blood Volume expander Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of face-lips -tongue - throat. Chest pain, easy bruising that will not stop. Rare serious AE = severe headache, mental status changes, vision, speech probs trouble swallowing, loss of feeling in your face red purple skin rash that spreads to face and upper body kidney failure NOT A COMPLETE LIST ...Read more

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What happends if you give a patient, with a closed head injury hetastarch?

What happends if you give a patient, with a closed head injury hetastarch?

Agree w Dr. Gitelman: Hetastarch (Hespan / hydroxyethyl startch) is a starch that is used to expand plasma. It has been used to ^ plasma volume related to shock (trauma, surgery, severe bleeding, etc). It may be useful in some situations related to closed head injury. Use of Hetastarch may be contraindicated with kidney disease, congestive heart failure or a bleeding disorder. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hespan (Definition)

Hespan is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye ...Read more