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Related to chelating agent: EDTA
a substance that promotes chelation. Chelating agents are used in the treatment of metal poisoning. See also chelation.
A drug, such as calcium disodium edetate, used to chelate substances, esp. toxic chemicals in the body.
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a substance which combines with a metallic ion to produce an inert chelate, e.g. ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid, penicillamine.