sodium citrate

noun

Definition of sodium citrate 

: a crystalline salt Na3C6H5O7 used chiefly as a buffering agent, as an emulsifier, and in medicine as an expectorant, chelator, alkalinizing agent, and blood anticoagulant

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Malic acid, sucralose, potassium sorbate, sodium citrate. Robin Abcarian, latimes.com, "A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?," 6 Apr. 2018

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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sodium citrate

noun

Medical Definition of sodium citrate 

: a crystalline salt C6H5Na3O7 used chiefly as an expectorant, a systemic and urinary alkalizer,and in combination as an anticoagulant (as in stored blood)

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