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Chelating agents

A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

Chelating agents are chemical compounds (usually organic compounds) that form complexes with metal ions or other substrates. They are also called chelators or sequestering agents. The chelating agent has a ring like center, which forms a complex with the metal ion/substrate by two or more bindings and the metal ion is bound and excreted.

Chelating agents can be used to treat metal poisoning and they may be used for other purposes.

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