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View in Spanish: Gluconato férrico de sodio

Sodium ferric gluconate (SOH-dee-um FEH-rik 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.

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