Search
Descriptor in English: Astatine
Descriptor in Spanish: Astato
Descriptor in Portuguese: Astato
Descriptor in French: Astate
Tree number(s): D01.268.271.110
D01.268.380.075
D01.496.749.305.110
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
DeCS UI: 29322
Descriptor UI: D001246
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



We want your feedback on the new DeCS / MeSH website

We invite you to complete a survey that will take no more than 3 minutes.


Go to survey