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Descriptor in English: Platinum
Descriptor in Spanish: Platino (Metal)
Descriptor in Portuguese: Platina
Descriptor in French: Platine
Entry term(s): Platinum Black
Tree number(s): D01.268.556.690
D01.268.956.734
D01.552.544.690
SP4.097.063.959
Scope note: A heavy, soft, whitish metal, resembling tin, with atomic number 78, atomic weight 195.084, symbol Pt. It is used in manufacturing equipment for laboratory and industrial use. It occurs as a black powder (platinum black) and as a spongy substance (spongy platinum) and may have been known in Pliny's time as "alutiae".
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
DF deficiency
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
See also the descriptors: Organoplatinum Compounds MeSH
DeCS UI: 11412
Descriptor UI: D010984
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/04
Platinum - Preferred
Concept UI M0017026
Scope note A heavy, soft, whitish metal, resembling tin, with atomic number 78, atomic weight 195.084, symbol Pt. It is used in manufacturing equipment for laboratory and industrial use. It occurs as a black powder (platinum black) and as a spongy substance (spongy platinum) and may have been known in Pliny's time as "alutiae".
Preferred term Platinum
Entry term(s) Platinum Black



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