edetate calcium disodium
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ed·e·tate cal·ci·um di·so·di·um(ed'ă-tāt kal'sē-ŭm dī-sō'dē-ŭm),
Contracted name for a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetate, an agent used as a chelator of lead and some other heavy metals. Available in several forms: disodium, sodium, and trisodium.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
edetate calcium disodiumA chelating agent capable of reducing poisonous levels of heavy metals, such as lead, manganese and iron, in the body. It has the advantage over edetate sodium that it has a lower affinity for calcium than for these heavier metals. It does not, however, remove mercury.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Edetate calcium disodium (EDTA calcium)
A chemical agent used to remove excess lead from the body.
Mentioned in: Lead Poisoning
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