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Dextran (C 6 H 10 O 5 ) n is a high molecular weight polysaccharide obtained from sucrose with the help of some microbes or enzymes isolated from them. Solutions of dextran are used as plasma substitutes for blood loss, in the treatment of edema nephrotic nature, burn shock (see Plasma-substituting solutions ). Dextran sulphate is used as an anticoagulant agent instead of heparin.