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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5, 20% (v/v) glycerol, 1% (w/v) polyvinylpolypyrrolidone, 1% (v/v) Triton X, 5 mM ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA), 1 mM dithiothreitol (DTT), and 1 mM phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride] at a ratio of 4 mL [g.
The now-preferred ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) anticoagulant (1.
Each worker received three 5-day chelation treatments with intravenous calcium disodium ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid approximately 15 days apart.
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.

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