Definition: 'Diethylenetriamine Pentaacetic Acid'
diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (DTPA)Type: Term
Pronunciation: dī-eth′il-ēn-trī′ă-mēn pen′tă-ă-sē′tik as′id
1. An important chelating agent used in therapy (in therapy for lead poisoning), and in metal-containing diagnostic agents for magnetic resonance imaging and nuclear scanning.
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