calcium gluconate


Definition of calcium gluconate

: a white powdery salt CaC12H22O14 used especially to supplement bodily calcium stores

Examples of calcium gluconate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First, the visitors rode to Hospital Metropolitano de la Montaña to drop off the medicine its staff had requested: dopamine, epinephrine, magnesium sulfate, atropine, calcium gluconate, and more. Richard Fausset, New York Times, "A Doctor’s Abandoned Journey Into Isolated Puerto Rico," 9 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of calcium gluconate

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Calcium gluconate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of calcium gluconate

: a white crystalline or granular powdery salt C12H22CaO14 used to supplement bodily calcium stores

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