Definition of Chelation

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

Generic synonyms: Physical Process, Process
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Derivative terms: Chelate



2. Noun. The process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds.
Generic synonyms: Chemical Action, Chemical Change, Chemical Process
Derivative terms: Chelate

Definition of Chelation

1. Noun. (chemistry) the formation of a polydentate chelate compound from a metal salt ¹

2. Noun. the use of this process to remove metal ions from solution, especially to counter poisoning by heavy metals ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chelation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Chelation

1. Combination with a metal in complexes in which the metal is part of a ring. (21 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chelation

chela
chelae
chelandion
chelas
chelaship
chelaships
chelatable
chelate
chelate complex
chelate compound
chelated
chelates
chelating
chelating agent
chelating agents
chelation (current term)
chelation therapy
chelations
chelatometric
chelator
chelators
chelerythrine
cheletropic
chelicera
chelicerae
cheliceral
chelicerate
chelicerates
chelicerous
chelidamic

Literary usage of Chelation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"(16) GL Glen, JV Sil verton, and JL Hoard, Inorg. Chen; . 2, 250 (1963). Figure Ib. Diagram of the coordination group and the chelation pattern in the ..."

2. America in Peril -- An Understatement! by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1995)
"We share this excellent article not only because of its important information on chelation Therapy, but aLso because of a daring MD ‘s dynamite comments, ..."

3. Preventing Lead Poisoning in Young Children (1993)
"During treatment, monitor renal and hepatic function and serum electrolyte levels daily (Piomelli et al., 1984). A second course of chelation therapy with ..."

4. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Various peer-reviewed articles support the use of EDTA chelation in heart disease because of the observed effects on the health ..."

5. Linkages: Manufacturing Trends in Electronics Interconnection Technology (2005)
"There is no conclusive evidence that chelation improves therapeutic outcome in patients with lead poisoning.34 Although chelation reduces blood lead levels ..."

6. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"A large randomized controlled trial assessing the effect of chelation therapy on IQ in young children with venous blood lead concentrations of 20-45 ug/dL ..."

7. Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housingby David E. Jacobs by David E. Jacobs (1996)
"chelation is the medical treatment for severe lead poisoning. It is a risky treatment. chelation can get rid of some of the lead in your body, ..."

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