EDTA


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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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The ionic strength of a solution has actually no effect on Pb(II), Ni(II), Co(II), and Cu(II) sorption with Zn,Al-EDTA testifying to immobilization of metal ions owing to their complex formation with the functional groups of hexadentate ligand (EDTA).
Synergic antimicrobial aativity of lysozyme, nisin, and EDTA against Listeria monocytogenes in ostrich meat patties.
(2.) Lui JN, Kuah HG, Chen NNJ Effect of EDTA with and without surfactants or ultrasonics on removal of smear layer.
Such a study was conducted to observe the activity of EDTA and AM fungi in helping corn and sunflower plants in up taking heavy metals.
This suggests that while EDTA cannot prevent the formation of AlP[O.sub.4] * 2[H.sub.2]O, it may prevent the formation of FeP[O.sub.4] x 2[H.sub.2]O.
When technicians collect the specimen onto the slide, they wash it with EDTA solution for about 10 seconds." Toluidine blue staining afterward "will be perfect.
pneumoniae isolates as M[beta]L producers by the EDTA/DDST is in agreement with previous study that reported false-positive results when EDTA was employed for identification of the M[beta]L production.
Phenotypic detection of MBLs was performed by combined disk test with the addition of EDTA and by EPI-broth microdilution test with the addition of 1,10-phenanthroline and EDTA (0.5 mM) (17,24-25).
Its established clinical efficacy results from its ability to dissolve necrotic tissue and organic remnants and its antimicrobial activity.2 The inorganic part of the debris (smear layer) is removed using EDTA.3 Sterile water or saline may be used between these two main irrigants, however, they must not be the only solutions used.4
While ferrous sulphate had no effect, both ferric citrate and ferric EDTA caused an increase in cellular levels of amphiregulin, a biomarker for cancer.
The combined strength that low temperature and EDTA generate when they attach to calcium ions releases glycoprotein lib epitope by affecting glycoprotein llb/llla molecule which is normally hidden and occupies thrombocyte area.