acid citrate dextrose

noun

: 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
abbreviation ACD

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“Acid citrate dextrose.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acid%20citrate%20dextrose. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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