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Descriptor English: Astatine
Descriptor Spanish: Astato
Descriptor Portuguese: Astato
Descriptor French: Astate
Tree number(s): D01.268.271.110
D01.268.380.075
D01.496.749.305.110
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001246
Scope note: Astatine. A radioactive halogen with the atomic symbol At, and atomic number 85. Its isotopes range in mass number from 200 to 219 and all have an extremely short half-life. Astatine may be of use in the treatment of hyperthyroidism because it emits ALPHA PARTICLES.
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: XI595HAL7H
CAS Type 1 Name: Astatine
DeCS ID: 29322
Unique ID: D001246
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: 2017/07/05
Astatine - Preferred
Concept UI M0001882
Scope note Astatine. A radioactive halogen with the atomic symbol At, and atomic number 85. Its isotopes range in mass number from 200 to 219 and all have an extremely short half-life. Astatine may be of use in the treatment of hyperthyroidism because it emits ALPHA PARTICLES.
Preferred term Astatine



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