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USAN-approved contraction for ethylenediaminetetraacetate, the anion of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid; various edetates are used as chelating agents to carry cations in (for example, ferric sodium edetate as an iron ion carrier) or out (for example, sodium edetate for calcium or heavy metal ion removal).
edetate/ed·e·tate/ (ed´ĕ-tāt) USAN contraction for ethylenediaminetetraacetate, a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA); the salts include e. calcium disodium, used in the diagnosis and treatment of lead poisoning, and e. disodium, used in the treatment of hypercalcemia because of its affinity for calcium.
Contraction for ethylenediaminetetraacetate approved by the U.S. Adopted Names Council.
n Scientific name:C10H14N2Na2O8·2H2O of EDTA; uses: treats cardiovascular disease, hypercalcemia, pathologic calcification; precautions: can cause renal tubular necrosis, acute renal failure, acute hypocalcemia, tetany, cardiac arrhythmias, bone marrow depression, vasculitis, and exfoliative dermatitis. Also called
any salt of ethylenediamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA), including edetate disodium calcium, used in the diagnosis and treatment of lead poisoning, and edetate disodium, used in the treatment of poisoning with lead and other heavy metals, and, because of its affinity for calcium, in the treatment of hypercalcemia.