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Definitions and meanings of "Surfactant"

What do we mean by surfactant?

A surface-active substance. noun

A substance composed of lipoprotein that is secreted by the alveolar cells of the lung and serves to maintain the stability of pulmonary tissue by reducing the surface tension of fluids that coat the lung. noun

A surface active agent, or wetting agent, capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid; typically organic compounds having a hydrophilic "head" and a hydrophobic "tail". noun

A lipoprotein in the tissues of the lung that reduces surface tension and permits more efficient gas transport. noun

A chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved noun

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The word "surfactant" in example sentences

Synthetic surfactant is used to help immature lungs rest and heal. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Dr. Avery ultimately identified a mix of fat and proteins in the lungs that came to be called surfactant. ❋ By DOUGLAS MARTIN (2012)

One educational way to employ a magnet to use it to purify water that has been contaminated with a surfactant, which is a material that can lower the surface tension in water. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Thanks to the March of Dimes, a substance called surfactant had been developed that helped a premature baby's undeveloped lungs work. ❋ Laura Malerba Williams (2010)

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Oxycyte oxygen carrier is a perfluorocarbon emulsified with water and a surfactant, which is provided to the patient intravenously. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Doctors had to give Cowan an emergency C-section and put the infant on a breathing tube, using a method called surfactant therapy, to allow Sara to breathe. ❋ Unknown (2009)

They are encased in water using a surfactant, which is similar to soap, and then spun in a centrifuge. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Your baby’s lungs mature, too, and begin to produce a substance called surfactant, which helps the tiny alveoli air sacs stay inflated after birth. ❋ Judith Lothian RN (2010)

A "surfactant," technically, is a type of wetting agent that lowers surface tension between liquids - but we recognize surfactants more commonly in such products as dishwashing detergent or shampoo. ❋ Unknown (2010)

In addition, Midwifes are not able to intervene correctly in Emergency situations, and can only provide improvised care until an EMS unit arrives - no cardiac monitor, no ventilator, no ability to place advanced lines and do advanced IV therapy and advanced medications such as surfactant on the neonate and it's impossible outside of an isolette to provide a thermoregulatory environment for a critically ill neonate, and conditions such as gastroschesis, oomphalacele, diaphragmatic hernia, CHD, and others can be undetected until the baby is born. ❋ Unknown (2010)

As a natural surfactant, soap helps break surface tension, helping water penetrate the most resistant soils. ❋ Unknown (2010)

What he needed was to be intubated and to have surfactant poured down the tube to lubricate his immature lungs. ❋ Md Meghan Maclean Weir (2011)

Aggressive medical care included transferring babies to hospitals with level III neonatal intensive care units, giving babies surfactant, which matures newborns 'lungs, and giving mothers steroids before delivery, which helps the lungs and decreases the risk of bleeding in the brain. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Kotorashvilli A, Russo S, Mulugeta S, Guttentag S, Beers M. Anterograde transport of surfactant protein C proprotein to distal processing compartments requires PPDY mediated association with Nedd4-2 ubiquitin ligases. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Developmental and genetic regulation of human surfactant protein-B In vivo. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Also called RDS or hyaline membrane disease, respiratory distress syndrome is a condition of premature infant lungs due to insufficient sufactant (see surfactant). ❋ Unknown (2010)

Bullard KM, Sonne J, Hawgood S, Harrison MR, Adzick NS: Tracheal ligation increases cell proliferation but decreases surfactant protein production in fetal murine lungs in vitro. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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