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Ferrlecit (fer-LEH-sit)
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. Ferrlecit is a type of hematinic and a dietary supplement. Also called sodium ferric gluconate.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.