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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


sodium ferric gluconate  listen  (SOH-dee-um FAYR-ik GLOO-koh-nayt)

  A form of the mineral iron that is used to treat anemia caused by low amounts of iron in the blood. Anemia is a condition in which the number of red blood cells is below normal. Sodium ferric gluconate is a type of hematinic and a dietary supplement. Also called Ferrlecit.