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sodium citrate

noun

Definition of sodium citrate

  1. :  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



1919

First Known Use of sodium citrate

1919


Medical Dictionary

sodium citrate

noun

Medical Definition of sodium citrate

  1. :  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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