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(medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning

the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds

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Prior to administering the chelating agent of choice, the patient must void bladder.
Development of effective chelating agent is based on combinations of chemical considerations and whole animal experimentation on the toxicokinetics and toxicodynamics of metal and chelating agents, followed by clinical experience, with regard to monitoring metal excretion and status of tissue damage.
Wilmington, DE) has patented a process is disclosed for clarifying an aqueous xanthan gum solution comprising treatment of the xanthan solution with at least one chelating agent, surfactant, organic acid, or a mixture thereof, and with a protease enzyme or a lysozyme and a protease enzyme.
Antibiotic and chelating agent clioquinol has decreased AB deposition in trials.
This allows for the commercialisation of an environmentally friendly and readily biogradeable chelating agent.
However, it is possible that EDTA might provide an economical and accelerated treatment in that the EDTA, a powerful chelating agent, might extract calcium ions from the calmodulin protein in the Giara cysts, thus killing them.
This additive is a chelating agent and as such attracts metals.
Some things like vitamin C can act as a lead chelating agent.
The only effective test used for bone lead levels is the disodium edetate (EDTA) chelating agent test.
The method entails providing an article that has been contacted with a triglyceride sunscreen component; washing the article; rinsing the article; drying the article; and a phosphonic acid chelating agent to competitively chelate with the sunscreen components to reduce or eliminate strong metal complexes formed by the sunscreen components, during or prior to or after the article is laundered in the washing step.
The first widely used chelating agent was used as an antidote to the arsenic-based poison gas lewisite; it was named BAL, for British anti-lewisite, and had strong side effects.
Horticultural Research Laboratory (USHRL), in Fort Pierce, Florida, is testing a relatively new, natural, and "greener" chelating agent as an alternative to the synthetic ones.
DSEDTA turned out to be a good chelating agent and great for trace metal uptake by the plants compared to other chelating agents.
In addition, whey has the ability to act as an antioxidant, antihypertensive, antitumor, hypolipidemic, antiviral, antibacterial, and chelating agent.
Deferasirox, an orally administered iron chelating agent taken once a day, was unanimously backed for approval by the Food and Drug Administration's Blood Products Advisory Panel for treating transfusional hemosiderosis.