pentetic acid


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pentetic acid

 [pen-te´tik]
diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid, DTPA; a chelating agent (iron) with the general properties of the edetates; used in preparing radiopharmaceuticals.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
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pentetic acid

Oncology An EDTA that protects tissues from chemotherapy-induced toxicity. See Leukovorin rescue.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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