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Descriptor in English: Americium
Descriptor in Spanish: Americio
Descriptor in Portuguese: Amerício
Descriptor in French: Américium
Tree number(s): D01.268.271.100.050
D01.268.556.037
D01.496.749.305.100.050
D01.552.020.086
D01.552.544.037
Scope note: A completely man-made radioactive actinide with atomic symbol Am, and atomic number 95. Its valence can range from +3 to +6. Because of its nonmagnetic ground state, it is an excellent superconductor. It is also used in bone mineral analysis and as a radiation source for radiotherapy.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
EC economics
HI history
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
DeCS UI: 29319
Descriptor UI: D000576
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/04/21
Americium - Preferred
Concept UI M0000896
Scope note A completely man-made radioactive actinide with atomic symbol Am, and atomic number 95. Its valence can range from +3 to +6. Because of its nonmagnetic ground state, it is an excellent superconductor. It is also used in bone mineral analysis and as a radiation source for radiotherapy.
Preferred term Americium



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