Definition of Chelator

1. Noun. (chemistry) A chelating agent ¹



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Definition of Chelator

1. one that chelates [n -S] - See also: chelates

Medical Definition of Chelator

1. A chelator is an organic chemical that bonds with and removes free metal ions from solutions. Chelating agents are sometimes used to treat people suffering from metal poisoning. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chelator

chelaship
chelaships
chelatable
chelate
chelate complex
chelate compound
chelated
chelates
chelating
chelating agent
chelating agents
chelation
chelation therapy
chelations
chelatometric
chelator (current term)
chelators
chelerythrine
cheletropic
chelicera
chelicerae
cheliceral
chelicerate
chelicerates
chelicerous
chelidamic
chelidamic acid
chelidon
chelidonius
cheliferous

Literary usage of Chelator

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1. Design, Operation and Training Manual for an Intensive Culture Shrimp Hatchery by Granvil D. Treece, Joe M. Fox (1999)
"Again, as suggested with other compounds, EDTA can be used as a chelator to avoid toxic effects of these metals. Magnesium (Mg) Magnesium levels in normal ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... Disease (hepa- cular degeneration) became practical Fective with the availability of D-peni- ine, a chelator which is effective after dministration (1). ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"A number of studies evaluating the role of iron and the production of ROS in asbestos toxicity utilize the potent iron chelator desferrioxamine. ..."

4. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"Attenuation of lead- induced aversions by the chelators was also shown to be time dependent, ie, the longer the chelator administration was delayed the less ..."

5. Evaluation of Speciation Technology: Workshop Proceedings, Tokai-mura by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (2001)
"It is also an effective in vivo chelator of Am. 3,4,3-LI-(l,2-Me-3,2-HOPO) Americium sequestering agents Similarly to plutonium, americium generally forms ..."

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