deleading therapy

deleading therapy
the use of chelating agents in the mobilization and excretion from the body of a heavy metal such as lead or radium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • de-lead — To cause the mobilization and excretion of lead deposited in the bones and other tissues, as by the administration of a chelating agent. * * * (de ledґ) to remove lead from a tissue, as from the bones in lead poisoning by the administration of… …   Medical dictionary

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