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Medical Term:

pentetic acid

Pronunciation: pen-tet'ik as'id


A pentaacetic acid triamine with affinity for heavy metals; used as the calcium sodium chelate in the treatment of iron-storage disease and poisoning from heavy metals and radioactive metals.

See Also: ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

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