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EDTA

 (ē′dē-tē-ā′)
n.
A crystalline acid, C10H16N2O8, that acts as a strong chelating agent. The sodium salt of EDTA is used as an antidote for metal poisoning, an anticoagulant, and an ingredient in a variety of industrial reagents.

[e(thylene)d(iamine)t(etraacetic) a(cid).]

EDTA

n
(Elements & Compounds) ethylenediaminetetra-acetic acid; a colourless crystalline slightly soluble organic compound used in inorganic chemistry and biochemistry. It is a powerful chelating agent used to stabilize bleach in detergents. Formula: [(HOOCCH2)2NCH2]2

EDTA

ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid: a colorless compound, C10H16N2O8, capable of chelating a variety of divalent metal cations: used in food preservation, as an anticoagulant, and in the treatment of heavy-metal poisonings.
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Noun1.EDTA - a complex molecule used medically to chelate metal ions in cases of lead or heavy metal poisoning
molecule - (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound
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It is also combined with edetate calcium disodium for lead poisoning.
It has been shown that recovery of serum calcium concentrations following an acute lowering with edetate calcium disodium (EDTA) is unaffected in patients taking pamidronate (a bisphosphonate similar to alendronate) chronically for osteoporosis (13).
5 mg/kg IM); calcium glubionate (100 mg/kg PO); calcium gluconate (100 mg/kg IM); supplemental fluids (45 mL/kg SC; Normosol-R, Hospira, Inc, Lake Forest, IL, USA); doxycycline (60 mg/kg IM; Vibravenos formulation, Pfizer Laboratories, London, Ontario, Canada); vitamins A, D, and E (3300 IU/kg IM; Northwest Pharmacy and Compounding Center, Houston, TX, USA); and edetate calcium disodium (35 mg/kg IM; calcium disodium versenate, 3M Pharmaceuticals, Northridge, CA, USA).