ethylenediaminetetraaceticacid

eth·yl·ene·di·a·mine·tet·ra·a·ce·ticac·id

(EDTA) (eth'i-lēn-dī'ă-mēn-tet'ră-ă-sē'tik as'id)
Chelating agent; as the sodium salt, used as a water softener, to stabilize drugs rapidly decomposed in the presence of traces of metal ions, and as an anticoagulant; as the sodium calcium salt, used to remove radium and other metals from hard tissue.
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Then, 3-5mL blood was drawn through 10mL syringes (0.7 x 40 mm, 22G x 11/2) and stored in10mL Vacutainers tubes containing ethylenediaminetetraaceticacid (EDTA) (anticoagulant).
Ltd., Shanghai, China) and harvested with PBS containing 0.25 wt% trypsin and 0.01 wt% ethylenediaminetetraaceticacid. The medium was changed every 3 days.
The total and bioavailable fractions (deionized water, 0.11M CH3COOH, 0.05M ethylenediaminetetraaceticacid (EDTA) and 0.1 M HCl extractable) of Al in both understudied agricultural soils and correlate with respective total Al in the edible parts (grains) and non edible parts (Shoots) of wheat and maize.
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