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EDTA:

see chelating agentschelating agents
. Certain organic compounds are capable of forming coordinate bonds (see chemical bond) with metals through two or more atoms of the organic compound; such organic compounds are called chelating agents.
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EDTA

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Edetate calcium disodium forms stable chelates with a number of metals, but it is primarily used for lead overdose, either alone or in combination with dimercaprol.
Edetate calcium disodium (lead) is used either alone or in combination with dimercaprol.
When routine screening tests performed after the gunshot wound revealed an elevated lead level, the patient was admitted to the hospital for chelation therapy with edetate calcium disodium (CaEDTA).