chelation therapy


chelation therapy

noun

Definition of CHELATION THERAPY

:  the use of a chelator (as EDTA) to bind with a metal (as lead or iron) in the body to form a chelate so that the metal loses its chemical effect (as toxicity or physiological activity)

First Known Use of CHELATION THERAPY

1976

chelation therapy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHELATION THERAPY

: the use of a chelator (as EDTA) to bind with a metal (as lead or iron) in the body to form a chelate so that the metal loses its toxic effect or physiological activity

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