edetate


edetate
USAN-approved contraction for ethylenediaminetetraacetate, the anion of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid; various edetates are used as chelating agents to carry cations in ( e.g., ferric sodium e. as an iron ion carrier) or out ( e.g., sodium e. for calcium or heavy metal ion removal).

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n.
a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), which is used as a chelating agent in the treatment of poisoning. Dicobalt edetate is an antidote to cyanide, administered by intravenous injection as soon as possible after poisoning. Sodium calcium edetate is used to treat poisoning by heavy metals, such as lead and strontium.

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ed·e·tate (edґə-tāt) USAN contraction for ethylenediaminetetraacetate.

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  • edetate — n. a salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA), which is used as a chelating agent in the treatment of poisoning. Dicobalt edetate is an antidote to cyanide, administered by intravenous injection as soon as possible after poisoning. Sodium… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • edetate — edetatas statusas T sritis chemija formulė [(MOOCCH₂)₂NCH₂]₂ atitikmenys: angl. edetate rus. эдетат ryšiai: sinonimas – etilendinitriltetraetanoatas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • edetate calcium disodium — /ed euh tayt /, n. Pharm. a chelating agent, C10H12CaN2Na2O8, used in medicine to treat lead poisoning. [edetate appar. irreg. from EDTA + ATE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • edetate trisodium — the trisodium salt of edetic acid, sometimes used similarly to edetate disodium …   Medical dictionary

  • edetate calcium disodium — /ed euh tayt /, n. Pharm. a chelating agent, C10H12CaN2Na2O8, used in medicine to treat lead poisoning. [edetate appar. irreg. from EDTA + ATE2] …   Useful english dictionary

  • edetate calcium disodium — 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. * * * [USP] a metal complexing agent, consisting of a mixture …   Medical dictionary

  • edetate disodium — [USP] a metal complexing agent, used as a chelating pharmaceutic aid. Because of its affinity for calcium, it is used in the treatment of hypercalcemia, administered intravenously, but is not used in the treatment of poisoning by lead or other… …   Medical dictionary

  • edetate sodium — the tetrasodium salt of edetic acid, used as a chelating agent …   Medical dictionary

  • Dicobalt edetate — Other names Kelocyanor Identifiers …   Wikipedia

  • Эдитат (Edetate) — соль этилендиаминтетрауксусной кислоты (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)); применяется в качестве хелатирующего агента при лечении различных отравлений. Эдитат дикобальта (dicobalt edetate) является антидотом цианидов; в случае отравлений… …   Медицинские термины