chelation therapy

noun
|Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

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)

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1960

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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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