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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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Cysteine, ascorbic acid, sodium sulfite, citric acid, thiourea, sodium azide, ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid disodium (EDTA) and sodium diethyldithiocarbamate (DETC) were used as PO inhibitors.
Three separate samples of blood (10 mL each) were drawn into ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA)-coated tubes.
After informed consent was obtained, 3-mL specimens of blood for DNA-based HLA typing were drawn from each patient and control subject and anticoagulated with ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA).

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