Meaning of CHELATION in English


/kee lay"sheuhn/ , n.

1. Chem. the process of chelating.

2. Med.

a. a method of removing certain heavy metals from the bloodstream, used esp. in treating lead or mercury poisoning.

b. a controversial treatment for arteriosclerosis that attempts to remove calcium deposits from the inner walls of the coronary arteries.

[ 1930-35; CHELATE + -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .