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

  • But effective as chelation is, doctors point out that medical treatment cannot substitute for a safe environment.
  • On the other hand, chelation therapy, which removes heavy metals such as mercury and nickel in cases of metal poisoning, is an accepted treatment.
  • Some children endured a procedure called chelation, in which drugs that bind to the metal are administered intravenously; others took nutritional supplements.
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  • 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.
    June 18, 2013 - Eureka Times-Standard

  • Paul Offit in USA Today
    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."
  • Pyotr Sumin in Reuters India
    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... Barbara Loe Fisher United Press International May 4, 2007 17067 23670 chelyabinsk There were several different possibilities, but we have chosen the Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant," Chelyabinsk governor Pyotr Sumin said on Monday in a statement. "At the present time this is the best way out for ZMZ and the regional...

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