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 The most commonly available forms are: calcium carbonate, calcium malate, calcium citrate, tricalcium phosphate, calcium lactate, and calcium gluconate. Casey Seiden, Ms Rdn Cdn Cdces, Verywell Health, 12 Mar. 2023 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, 9 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of calcium gluconate was in 1875

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“Calcium gluconate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

calcium gluconate

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

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