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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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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