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Povidone

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povidone

(Science: chemical) 1-ethenyl-2-pyrrolidinone homopolymer. A polyvinyl polymer of variable molecular weight; used as suspending and dispersing agent and vehicle for pharmaceuticals; also used as blood volume expander.

Pharmacological action: pharmaceutic aid, plasma substitutes.

Chemical name: 2-Pyrrolidinone, 1-ethenyl-, homopolymer