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1. chelation

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

Synonyms

  • chemical process
  • chemical action

Antonyms

  • increment
  • irreversible process
  • reversible process

Etymology

  • -ion (English)
  • chelate (English)
  • -ate (English)

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2. chelation

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

Synonyms

  • physical process

Antonyms

  • increase
  • decrement

Etymology

  • -ion (English)
  • chelate (English)
  • -ate (English)

Sentences with chelation


1. Noun, singular or mass
EDTA is used to treat mercury and other heavy metal poisoning by means of chelation therapy.

2. Adjective
Another option for treatment is chelation therapy, using the drug Deferoxamine by intravenous, which binds with the iron in the blood allowing it to pass into the urine.

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