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Sterile substitution solution.

Is the substance in erythrocytes which carries oxygen around the body. The iron contained in haemoglobin is responsible for the red color of the blood. A decreased level of haemoglobin is known as anemia. Anemia causes tiredness, shortness of breath and paleness.

High blood pressure.

A process, whereby waste products are removed from the blood by diffusion through a semi-permeable membrane.

German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch) – the Standard of German reporting procedure.

Maintenance of stability in certain body functions such as metabolism, temperature, blood pressure, etc. in the face of diverse influences through regulation mechanisms.

Abbreviation: HES or HAES, an artificially-produced blood plasma substitute.

Increased.

Excessive cholesterol.

Fluid overload. Can be caused among other reasons by excessive infusion of fluids. This can cause massive disturbances of the electrolyte and fluid balance and may be fatal.

Decreased.