chelation

noun
che·la·tion | \kē-ˈlā-shən also chē- \

Definition of chelation 

1 : the process of chelating or the quality or state of being chelated

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The doctors attempted to rid her blood of mercury through chelation, a process that removes heavy metals from the body. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "How Just Two Drops of Organic Mercury Can Destroy Your Brain," 15 Dec. 2017 The problem with using chelation in this case was that the majority of the mercury in KW's system wasn't in her blood stream. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "How Just Two Drops of Organic Mercury Can Destroy Your Brain," 15 Dec. 2017 Here, a holistic doctor worked with him for six months, using a regimen of nutrition, chelation therapy and meditation that Sakalski said reversed all that. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "Retirees head to Latin America, where middle-class money can buy upper-class lifestyle," 2 June 2017 Here, a holistic doctor worked with him for six months, using a regimen of nutrition, chelation therapy and meditation that Skalski said reversed all that. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "Retirees head to Latin America, where middle-class money can buy upper-class lifestyle," 2 June 2017 Using the skin as an essential aspect of chelation therapy is important and makes complete medical sense. Kelly Conaboy, The Atlantic, "Infrared Saunas Will Not 'Detoxify' You," 1 June 2017 Nine out of ten condors have elevated lead levels, and nearly half of those tested need to undergo chelation, a procedure to remove heavy metals, according to Myra Finkelstein, an environmental toxicologist at University of California, Santa Cruz. National Geographic, "Condors Reach New Milestone of Survival, Thanks to Tree-Climbing Biologists," 18 July 2016 Kids treated with chelation therapy were just as likely to have developmental delays and cognitive problems as the kids who got the placebo. Lizzie Wade, WIRED, "Flint’s High Lead Levels Have Doctors Struggling for Answers," 14 Jan. 2016 The C.D.C. recommends chelation therapy when a child’s blood lead level exceeds 45 micrograms per deciliter. Abby Goodnough And Diantha Parker, New York Times, "Michigan Gave State Employees Purified Water as It Denied Crisis, Emails Show JAN. 29, 2016," 29 Jan. 2016

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1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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chelation

noun
che·la·tion | \kē-ˈlā-shən \

Medical Definition of chelation 

1 : the process of chelating or the quality or state of being chelated

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