ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

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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.ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid - 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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a senior scientist at Prana and coauthor of the pilot study, involved the use of strong chelators such as edetic acid to break up the plaques and access the amyloid beta proteins.
This activity was lost when the enzyme extract was preincubated with 10 mM of edetic acid and was partially restored by addition of 1 mM Zn[Cl.