chelating agent


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chelating agent

A drug, such as calcium disodium edetate, used to chelate substances, esp. toxic chemicals in the body.
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Chelating agents bind lead in soft tissues and are used in the treatment of lead poisoning to enhance urinary and biliary excretion of lead, thus decreasing total lead levels in the body (1).
Recently, chelating agents were used to modify metal precursors in the preparation of HDS catalysts [12].
DMPS is considered a stronger chelating agent than DMSA, but side effects may be more prominent.
Known as "EDDS," the chelating agent is just as effective as EDTA and DTPA at delivering micronutrients to plant roots.
Brown's paper on iron uptake by kidney bean attempts to capture beans intake of macro elements, there are no reports that have looked into the systematic qualitative and quantitative distribution of macro elements present in soybean leaves during the flowering stage of the plant subjected to chemical chelating agents and ferrous ion.
Functions include regulation of pH, chelating agent, buffering agent, flavor enhancer, and emulsifying agent.
Each chelating agent has a specific half-life, which dictates the optimum urine collection time and the chelator's maximum binding capacity.
When the chelation therapist 'challenges' or 'provokes' the patient's system with the chelating agent of choice, the results are often astonishing.
Because it was impossible to remove the foreign object by gastroscopy, a gastrotomy was performed, followed by intravenous treatment with a chelating agent; the result of this treatment was a complete clinical recovery.
* Penicillamine is a chelating agent for copper in the treatment of Wilson's disease: there is one report of its use in mercury poisoning.