chelation chelation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
  2. (n) the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds

Usage(s):

  1. But effective as chelation is, doctors point out that medical treatment cannot substitute for a safe environment.
  2. On the other hand, chelation therapy, which removes heavy metals such as mercury and nickel in cases of metal poisoning, is an accepted treatment.
  3. Some children endured a procedure called chelation, in which drugs that bind to the metal are administered intravenously; others took nutritional supplements.

News

  • ASK DOCTOR K: Chelation therapy and heart disease

    DEAR DOCTOR K: I have heart disease. Will chelation therapy help reduce my risk of a heart attack? DEAR READER: That's a timely question, because a recent study of chelation therapy has generated a lot of interest and debate.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Eureka Times-Standard

Quotes

  1. "Suppose that a child suffers a severe side effect from chelation," said Offit, author of "Autism's False Prophets," a new book on autism research. "Without any evidence it's helpful, I think it's unethical."
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Paul Offit Source: USA Today

  2. "CDC officials, who maintain autism is a genetic disorder and irreversible, cannot tolerate the existence of children whose autistic behaviors have disappeared after chelation therapy removes vaccine-related mercury and other toxins from their...
    on May 4, 2007 By: Barbara Loe Fisher Source: United Press International

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