ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid

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ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA)

A chelating agent used in ophthalmic preparations to remove metals which are essential for the metabolism of bacteria and viruses, and therefore inactivate them. It enhances the bactericidal effect of preservatives and is commonly combined with benzalkonium chloride, chlorhexidine and thiomersalate. See antiseptic.
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The now-preferred ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) anticoagulant (1.
Macromolecules were precipitated by mixing equal volumes of liver homogenate (20 percent, w/v) and trichloroacetic acid (10 percent, w/v) containing 5 mM ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA), and centrifuged at 5000g for 15 min.
100 blood samples were prepared from jugular Vein in sterile air-vacuumed tubes containing ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA)and all of the cattle were in different age groups(one year old, two years old and older).

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