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Descriptor in English: Osmium Tetroxide
Descriptor in Spanish: Tetróxido de Osmio
Descriptor in Portuguese: Tetróxido de Ósmio
Descriptor in French: Tétraoxyde d'osmium
Entry term(s): Acid, Osmic
Osmic Acid
Tetroxide, Osmium
Tree number(s): D01.640.500
D01.650.550.600
Scope note: (T-4)-Osmium oxide (OsO4). A highly toxic and volatile oxide of osmium used in industry as an oxidizing agent. It is also used as a histological fixative and stain and as a synovectomy agent in arthritic joints. Its vapor can cause eye, skin, and lung damage.
Annotation: indust & histol uses
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
History Note: 91(79); was see under OSMIUM 1979-90
DeCS UI: 10170
Descriptor UI: D009993
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1978/03/20
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Osmium Tetroxide - Preferred
Concept UI M0015492
Scope note (T-4)-Osmium oxide (OsO4). A highly toxic and volatile oxide of osmium used in industry as an oxidizing agent. It is also used as a histological fixative and stain and as a synovectomy agent in arthritic joints. Its vapor can cause eye, skin, and lung damage.
Preferred term Osmium Tetroxide
Entry term(s) Acid, Osmic
Osmic Acid
Tetroxide, Osmium



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