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Dexamethasone 21-phosphate disodium salt


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≤1% ethanol


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human ... NR3C1(2908)

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Dexamethasone 21-phosphate disodium salt has been used:
  • as a positive control to study its effects on ocular shedding of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) in the induced reactivation (IR) and spontaneous shedding (SS) rabbit models
  • as a receptor analog to study its effects on glucocorticoid receptor activation in suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN)-lesioned mice
  • to study its protective effects against cisplatin-induced ototoxicity in the inner ear of guinea pigs


1, 5 g in glass bottle
100, 500 mg in glass bottle

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Dexamethasone 21-phosphate (Dex 21-P) is a pro-drug that can undergo dephosphorylation to form dexamethasone with the help of intra-erythrocyte enzymes. It exhibits therapeutic effects against cystic fibrosis and postoperative cataract. Dex 21-P disodium salt is a synthetic adrenal corticosteroid and possesses anti-inflammatory activity.


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Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Repr. 2

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11 - Combustible Solids



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dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Donal T Skelly et al.
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Systemic inflammation can impair cognition with relevance to dementia, delirium and post-operative cognitive dysfunction. Episodes of delirium also contribute to rates of long-term cognitive decline, implying that these acute events induce injury. Whether systemic inflammation-induced acute dysfunction and acute brain
Marieke Veurink et al.
Pharmaceutical research, 30(4), 1176-1187 (2013-02-16)
To investigate the mechanism behind the aggregation breaking properties of dexamethasone phosphate and related corticosteroids on the IgG1 antibody bevacizumab (Avastin®). An in silico 3D dimer model is developed to identify the bevacizumab-bevacizumab interface, and different corticosteroids are docked onto
Jun-yun Xie et al.
Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology, 19(2), 130-137 (2011-11-25)
Bupleurum chinense DC had hepato-protective, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, and immunomodulatory effect in traditional Chinese medicine. This study was to determine whether the crude polysaccharides isolated from the roots of Bupleurum chinense DC (BCPs) attenuated lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury in
Parawee Rattanakit et al.
International journal of pharmaceutics, 422(1-2), 254-263 (2011-11-22)
A novel extrusion printing system was used to create drug delivery structures wherein dexamethasone-21-phosphate disodium salt (Dex21P) was encapsulated within a biodegradable polymer (PLGA) and water soluble poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) configurations. The ability to control the drug release profile through
Andrew M McMillan et al.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 344, e3260-e3260 (2012-05-24)
To investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound guided corticosteroid injection in the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Randomised, investigator and participant blinded, placebo controlled trial. University clinic in Melbourne, Australia. 82 people with a clinical and ultrasound diagnosis of plantar fasciitis unrelated

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