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sodium citrate

noun

Definition of SODIUM CITRATE

:  a crystalline salt Na3C6H5O7 used chiefly as a buffering agent, as an emulsifier, and in medicine as an expectorant, chelator, alkalinizing agent, and blood anticoagulant
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First Known Use of SODIUM CITRATE

1919
Medical Dictionary

sodium citrate

noun

Medical Definition of SODIUM CITRATE

:  a crystalline salt C6H5Na3O7 used chiefly as an expectorant, a systemic and urinary alkalizer, a chelator to increase urinary excretion of calcium in hypercalcemia and lead in lead poisoning, and in combination as an anticoagulant (as in stored blood)

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