edetate calcium disodium


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ed·e·tate cal·ci·um di·so·di·um

(ed'ă-tāt kal'sē-ŭm dī-sō'dē-ŭm),
Contracted name for a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetate, an agent used as a chelator of lead and some other heavy metals. Available in several forms: disodium, sodium, and trisodium.

edetate calcium disodium (EDTA)

[ed′ətāt]
a chelating agent used to treat lead poisoning. It is not the same as edetate disodium.

edetate calcium disodium

A chelating agent capable of reducing poisonous levels of heavy metals, such as lead, manganese and iron, in the body. It has the advantage over edetate sodium that it has a lower affinity for calcium than for these heavier metals. It does not, however, remove mercury.

Edetate calcium disodium (EDTA calcium)

A chemical agent used to remove excess lead from the body.
Mentioned in: Lead Poisoning