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Pentetic Acid

In the US, Pentetic Acid (pentetic acid systemic) is a member of the drug class radiologic conjugating agents.

US matches:



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antidote: Chelating agent

Chemical Names

Dietylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (USAN)

N,N-Bis[2-[bis(carboxymetyl)amino]etyl]glycine (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Acidum penteticum (Latin)
  • Pentetsäure (German)
  • Acide pentétique (French)
  • Ácido pentético (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Pentetic Acid (OS: BAN, USAN)
  • Pentétique (acide) (OS: DCF)
  • BRN 1810219 (IS)
  • DTPA (IS)
  • NSC 7340 (IS)
  • UNII-7A314HQM0I (IS)
  • Pentetic Acid (PH: USP 38)
  • Pentetate Zinc Trisodium (OS: JAN)
  • Zinc pentetate (IS)
  • Zinc trisodium pentetate (IS)
  • Zn-DTPA (IS)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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