Definition of chelation therapy in English:

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chelation therapy


1A therapy for mercury or lead poisoning that binds the toxins in the bloodstream by circulating a chelating solution.
Example sentences
  • Treatment is based on chelation therapy, in which a drug is administered that binds the lead and allows it to be excreted safely from the body.
  • In any case, chelation therapy is not covered by Medicare nor will most insurance companies pay for it.
  • A follow-up study on the blood heavy metals levels of factory workers and surrounding inhabitants is also indicated, with the introduction of chelation therapy to prevent metal poisoning.
1.1A form of complementary therapy involving the intravenous infusion of substances intended to remove calcium from hardened arteries.
Example sentences
  • These data demonstrate that EDTA chelation therapy results in significantly increased urinary losses of lead, zinc, cadmium, and calcium following EDTA chelation therapy.
  • But chelation therapy can also remove necessary substances from the vital organs.
  • This, fittingly, is the same mentality that brought us bypass surgery as a first resort, then consider suggesting diet, exercise, and nutritional supplementation, not to mention chelation therapy.

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Syllabification: che·la·tion ther·a·py

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