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Descriptor in English: Silicon
Descriptor in Spanish: Silicio
Descriptor in Portuguese: Silício
Descriptor in French: Silicium
Entry term(s): Silicon 28
Silicon-28
Tree number(s): D01.268.513.937
Scope note: A trace element that constitutes about 27.6% of the earth's crust in the form of SILICON DIOXIDE. It does not occur free in nature. Silicon has the atomic symbol Si, atomic number 14, and atomic weight [28.084; 28.086].
Annotation: do not confuse with SILICA or SILICONES; lung disease from various silicon dusts = SILICOSIS
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: Organosilicon Compounds MeSH
DeCS UI: 13205
Descriptor UI: D012825
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/05
Silicon - Preferred
Concept UI M0019854
Scope note A trace element that constitutes about 27.6% of the earth's crust in the form of SILICON DIOXIDE. It does not occur free in nature. Silicon has the atomic symbol Si, atomic number 14, and atomic weight [28.084; 28.086].
Preferred term Silicon
Entry term(s) Silicon 28
Silicon-28



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