Medical Definition of Edathamil

1. (HOOC-CH2)2N(CH2) 2N(CH2-COOH)2;a chelating agent used to remove multivalent cations from solution as chelates, and used in biochemical research to remove Magnesium, Fe2+, etc., from reactions affected by such ions. As the sodium salt, used as a water softener, to stabilise drugs rapidly decomposed in the presence of traces of metal ions, and as an anticoagulant; as the sodium calcium salt, used to remove radium, lead, strontium, plutonium, and cadmium from the skeleton, forming stable un-ionised soluble compounds that are excreted by the kidneys. Compare: EGTA. Synonym: edathamil, edetic acid. Acronym: EDTA (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Edathamil

edamame
edaphic
edaphic community
edaphically
edaphologic
edaphological
edaphologist
edaphologists
edaphology
edaphon
edaphophyte
edaphophytes
edaphosaurid
edaphosaurids
edaphosaurus
edathamil (current term)
edder
eddered
eddering
edders
eddied
eddies
eddish
eddishes
eddo
eddoes
eddress
eddresses
eddy
eddy-current loss

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