chelation therapy

noun

Definition of chelation therapy

:the use of a chelator (such as EDTA) to bind with a metal (such as lead or iron) in the body to form a chelate so that the metal loses its chemical effect (such as toxicity or physiological activity)

First Known Use of chelation therapy

1960


Medical Dictionary

chelation therapy

noun

medical Definition of chelation therapy

:the use of a chelator (as EDTA) to bind with a metal (as lead or iron) in the body to form a chelate so that the metal loses its toxic effect or physiological activity

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