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AbbVie Inc.

Drug Names(s): beractant

Description: Survanta (beractant) is a natural bovine lungextract containing phospholipids, neutral lipids, fatty acids, and surfactant-associatedproteins to which colfosceril palmitate (dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine),palmitic acid, and tripalmitin are added to standardize the composition and tomimic surface-tension lowering properties of natural lung surfactant.

Pulmonary surfactant lowers surface tension on alveolar surfaces during respiration and stabilizes the alveoli against collapse at resting transpulmonary pressures.

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