sodium citrate

sodium citrate n a crystalline salt C6H5Na3O7 used chiefly as an expectorant, a systemic and urinary alkalizer, a chelator to increase urinary excretion of calcium in hypercalcemia and lead in lead poisoning, and in combination as an anticoagulant (as in stored blood)

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[USP] the trisodium salt of citric acid, used as an anticoagulant for blood or plasma that is to be fractionated or for blood that is to be stored. It is also administered orally as a urinary alkalizer.

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  • sodium citrate — n. a white, crystalline powder, Na3C6H5O7·2H2O, that dissolves in water but not alcohol, with a salty taste, used as a food additive, esp. in soft drinks, as an anticoagulant, etc …   English World dictionary

  • sodium citrate — chelating agent che lat*ing a gent, n. (Chem.) a compound which forms a chelate with a metal ion. Note: Commonly used chelating agents in laboratory use are {EDTA} and {sodium citrate}. Citrate is used as an additive to blood collected in blood… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sodium citrate — noun : a crystalline salt Na3C6H5O7 used chiefly in foods as a buffering agent, in pharmaceuticals as an alkalizer and cathartic, and in medicine as a blood anticoagulant * * * sodium citrate, a white, odorless, crystalline, granular or powdery… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sodium citrate — Monosodium citrate Disodium citrate …   Wikipedia

  • sodium citrate — noun The salt of sodium and citric acid with the chemical formula NaCHO and used primarily as a food additive …   Wiktionary

  • sodium citrate — noun Date: 1919 a crystalline salt Na3C6H5O7 used chiefly as a buffering agent, as an emulsifier, and in medicine as an expectorant, chelator, alkalinizing agent, and blood anticoagulant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sodium citrate — Chem. a white, crystalline or granular, water soluble, odorless solid, Na3C6H5O7·2H2O, having a cool, saline taste: used in photography, in soft drinks, and in medicine chiefly to prevent the coagulation of blood. * * * …   Universalium

  • Citric acid/potassium-sodium citrate — is a drug used in the treatment of metabolic acidosis (a disorder in which the blood is too acidic). External links * [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db alpha.aspx?CdrID=44328 Citric acid/potassium sodium citrate] entry in the public domain NCI… …   Wikipedia

  • anticoagulant sodium citrate solution — [USP] a solution of sodium citrate in water for injection, used for the storage of whole blood, the preparation of blood for fractionation, and the preparation of citrated human plasma …   Medical dictionary

  • citric acid/potassium-sodium citrate — A drug used in the treatment of metabolic acidosis (a disorder in which the blood is too acidic) …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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