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Medical Term:

diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid

Pronunciation: di-eth'il-en-tri'a-men pen'ta-a-se'tik as'id

Definition: An important chelating agent used in therapy (in therapy for lead poisoning), and in metal-containing diagnostic agents for magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear scanning.

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