sodium citrate
chelating agent che"lat*ing a`gent, n. (Chem.) a compound which forms a chelate with a metal ion.

Note: Commonly used chelating agents in laboratory use are {EDTA} and {sodium citrate}. Citrate is used as an additive to blood collected in blood banks, to chelate the calcium ions and retard clotting. [PJC]


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  • sodium citrate — n a crystalline salt C6H5Na3O7 used chiefly as an expectorant, a systemic and urinary alkalizer, a chelator to increase urinary excretion of calcium in hypercalcemia and lead in lead poisoning, and in combination as an anticoagulant (as in stored …   Medical dictionary

  • sodium citrate — n. a white, crystalline powder, Na3C6H5O7·2H2O, that dissolves in water but not alcohol, with a salty taste, used as a food additive, esp. in soft drinks, as an anticoagulant, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sodium citrate — noun : a crystalline salt Na3C6H5O7 used chiefly in foods as a buffering agent, in pharmaceuticals as an alkalizer and cathartic, and in medicine as a blood anticoagulant * * * sodium citrate, a white, odorless, crystalline, granular or powdery… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sodium citrate — Monosodium citrate Disodium citrate …   Wikipedia

  • sodium citrate — noun The salt of sodium and citric acid with the chemical formula NaCHO and used primarily as a food additive …   Wiktionary

  • sodium citrate — noun Date: 1919 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sodium citrate — Chem. a white, crystalline or granular, water soluble, odorless solid, Na3C6H5O7·2H2O, having a cool, saline taste: used in photography, in soft drinks, and in medicine chiefly to prevent the coagulation of blood. * * * …   Universalium

  • Citric acid/potassium-sodium citrate — is a drug used in the treatment of metabolic acidosis (a disorder in which the blood is too acidic). External links * [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db alpha.aspx?CdrID=44328 Citric acid/potassium sodium citrate] entry in the public domain NCI… …   Wikipedia

  • anticoagulant sodium citrate solution — [USP] a solution of sodium citrate in water for injection, used for the storage of whole blood, the preparation of blood for fractionation, and the preparation of citrated human plasma …   Medical dictionary

  • citric acid/potassium-sodium citrate — A drug used in the treatment of metabolic acidosis (a disorder in which the blood is too acidic) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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