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.

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

/pen·te·tic ac·id/ (pen-tet´ik) diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid, DTPA; a chelating agent (iron) with the general properties of the edetates; used in preparing radiopharmaceuticals.

pentetic acid

Oncology An EDTA that protects tissues from chemotherapy-induced toxicity. See Leukovorin rescue.

pentetic acid

diethylenetriamine penta-acetic acid, an iron-chelating agent.
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