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adj. Zoology
Having chelae or resembling a chela.
n. Chemistry
A chemical compound in the form of a heterocyclic ring, containing a metal ion attached by coordinate bonds to at least two nonmetal ions.
tr.v. che·lat·ed, che·lat·ing, che·lates
1. Chemistry To combine (a metal ion) with a chemical compound to form a ring.
2. Medicine To remove (a heavy metal, such as lead or mercury) from the bloodstream by means of a chelate, such as EDTA.

che′lat·a·ble adj.
che·la′tion n.
che′la′tor n.


1. (Chemistry) chem the process by which a chelate is formed
2. (Zoology) animal husbandry the process by which trace elements in an animal's feed are bonded to amino acids, ensuring their absorption into the animal's body
3. (Physical Geography) geology the chemical removal of metallic ions in a mineral or rock by weathering


(kiˈleɪ ʃən)

1. the process of chelating.
a. a method of removing certain heavy metals from the bloodstream, used esp. in treating lead or mercury poisoning.
b. a controversial treatment for arteriosclerosis that attempts to remove calcium deposits from the inner walls of the coronary arteries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chelation - (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
physical process, process - a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
2.chelation - the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved


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His teaching and professional experience include 53 years of clinical practice of medicine and 29 years of chelation therapy for metal toxicity.
Another medication the GP, Dr David O'Connell, offers is a home treatment for children called chelation.
By clearing the bloodstream using a combination of intravenous supplements including hydrogen peroxide, chelation and vitamins, majority of the patients of Rapha Health have been restored to good health.
Conclusion: The study demonstrates hypothyroidism in a significant number of hyper transfused b- thalassemic patients, emphasizing the importance of monitoring thyroid functions in thalassemic patients, particularly in those receiving suboptimal chelation.
He now comes back to India for follow-up Chelation therapy as the treatment though available is many centres in USA in many times more expensive there.
To determine their correlation with clinical and biochemical parameters of iron overload like serum ferritin, growth retardation, amount of blood transfusions received, hepatosplenomegaly and duration of chelation therapy.
com)-- Following the generally positive outcome of the National Institutes of Health-funded Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT)[1] study completed in 2012, it was decided that further research was warranted to test the safety and effectiveness of Chelation therapy as a treatment option for individuals with coronary artery disease (CAD) and prior myocardial infarction (MI).
Side effects are rare, but heavily intoxicated patients may experience weakness during the day of chelation treatment, or "emptiness in the head" with difficulty concentrating.
Due to the persisting elevated Co/Cr blood levels (Co above 20 mcg/L and Cr above 7 mcg/L) a chelation therapy with oral high-dose NAC (300 mg/kg/day for 10 days) was performed in November 2014.
Further, awareness regarding transfusion practices, other modalities of treatment in thalassemia, iron overload, and iron chelation was also assessed.
Objectives: to determine the levels of calcium and phosphorus in transfusion-dependant b-thalassemia major patients who were on chelation therapy being followed at Fatimid Foundation, Peshawar.
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