chelation therapy
noun Date: 1976 the use of a chelator (as EDTA) to bind with a metal (as lead or iron) in the body to form a chelate so that the metal loses its chemical effect (as toxicity or physiological activity)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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