chelator


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chelator

A chemical–eg, EDTA that binds metal ions from solutions. See Chelation therapy.
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One should keep in mind that EDTA is not considered a potent mercury chelator, per se, and in the case of this patient, the finding was deemed to be even more bothersome.
The use of this oral chelator DMSA is considered safe for children, but it is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women and patients with kidney disorders.
A class of iron chelators with a wide spectrum of potent antitumor activity that overcomes resistance to chemotherapeutics.
The results obtained showed that the hexane extract is a good chelator.
However, most synthetic chelators like EDTA and EDDS form complexes with metals which have high stability and contaminate the groundwater (Zeremski-Skoric et al.
The use of iron chelators is an accepted method of removing excess iron from these patients.
All the difficulties in the administration of standard iron chelators called for attempts to find out new orally active iron chelators.
The findings of this retrospective study of a cohort of thalassemia patients in a single tertiary-care centre were that side-effects from the use of chelator therapy are not uncommon and appear to influence the choice of therapy.
Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid is a synthetic chelator that has been shown to substantially lower soil cation exchange capacity (CEC).
2 There have been established evidences that iron chelator drugs reduce tissue damage caused by excess iron and improve life expectancy in TM patients.
Unfortunately, these iron chelator drugs have wide- ranging and serious side- effects.