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NCI Drug Dictionary


calcium chloride 
A crystalline, white substance, soluble in water, calcium chloride is the chloride salt of calcium, a bivalent metallic element with many crucial biological roles. Calcium is a major constituent of the skeleton but plays many roles as an intracellular and plasma ion as well. In medicine, calcium chloride is also used as a 10% solution in injection, for calcium replenishment. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent.
Synonyms:calcium chloride anhydrous
calcium chloride dihydrate
calcium chloride hexahydrate