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pentetic acid

Pronunciation: pen-tet'ik as'id

Definition: 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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