Pentetic acid | definition of pentetic acid by Medical dictionary
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pentetic acid [pen-te´tik]
pen·tet·ic ac·id (pen-tet'ik as'id),
A pentaacetic acid triamine with affinity for heavy metals; used as the calcium sodium chelate in the treatment of iron-storage disease and poisoning from heavy metals and radioactive metals.
See also: ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
pentetic acid Oncology An EDTA that protects tissues from chemotherapy-induced toxicity. See Leukovorin rescue.
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