acid citrate dextrose

noun

Medical Definition of acid citrate dextrose

: a solution containing citric acid, sodium citrate, and dextrose in water that is used as an anticoagulant to preserve whole blood A solution called acid citrate dextrose is added to the blood to stop clotting during this process: citrate, in particular, has the effect of lowering blood calcium levels to a point where the blood cannot clot in the machine.New Scientist, 25 Apr. 2009 abbreviation ACD

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