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Descriptor English: Americium
Descriptor Spanish: Americio
Descriptor Portuguese: Amerício
Descriptor 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
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000576
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
Registry Number: VW92PHU2UY
CAS Type 1 Name: Americium
DeCS ID: 29319
Unique ID: D000576
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
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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