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
abbreviation ACD

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“Acid citrate dextrose.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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