chelating agent


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chelating agent

[kē′lāting]
a substance that promotes chelation. Chelating agents are used in the treatment of metal poisoning. See also chelation.

chelating agent

A drug, such as calcium disodium edetate, used to chelate substances, esp. toxic chemicals in the body.
See also: agent

chelating agent

a substance which combines with a metallic ion to produce an inert chelate, e.g. ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid, penicillamine.
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The global market for chelating agents is growing due to the growth of the chemicals industry.
Among the synthetic chelating agents, it is the least toxic.
Chelating agents such as edetate calcium disodium (EDTA), sodium 2, 3-dimercaptopropane sulfonate (DMPS), and dimercaprol (BAL) have been reported (Table 1) [7-10].
Considering the chelating agents utilized in this study, EDTA-T and EDTA-C, EDTA-T showed cleaner dentin walls than did EDTA-C.
2, 3-dimercaprol (BAL) is a traditional chelating agent that has been used clinically in arsenic poisoning since 1949.
With respect to succimer (dimercaptosuccinic acid), the most widely administered chelating agent, only one clinical trial conducted to date has included cognitive measures.
Chelating agents, especially those intended for use in children, should be effective in reducing lead and other heavy metals from the body without producing substantial adverse effects on levels of critical serum electrolytes, such as calcium.
The use of the chelating agent could also explain our finding of detectable NTBI in serum samples with <80% transferrin saturation if the chelating agent had mobilized a small amount of transferrin-bound iron.
However, it is possible that EDTA might provide an economical and accelerated treatment in that the EDTA, a powerful chelating agent, might extract calcium ions from the calmodulin protein in the Giara cysts, thus killing them.
This additive is a chelating agent and as such attracts metals.
Some things like vitamin C can act as a lead chelating agent.
The only effective test used for bone lead levels is the disodium edetate (EDTA) chelating agent test.