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Descriptor English: Plutonium
Descriptor Spanish: Plutonio
Descriptor Portuguese: Plutônio
Descriptor French: Plutonium
Tree number(s): D01.268.271.100.700
D01.268.556.700
D01.496.749.305.100.700
D01.552.020.734
D01.552.544.700
SP4.097.063.969
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011005
Scope note: A naturally radioactive element of the actinide metals series. It has the atomic symbol Pu, and atomic number 94. Plutonium is used as a nuclear fuel, to produce radioisotopes for research, in radionuclide batteries for pacemakers, and as the agent of fission in nuclear weapons.
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: 53023GN24M
CAS Type 1 Name: Plutonium
DeCS ID: 29513
Unique ID: D011005
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: 2017/04/25
Plutonium - Preferred
Concept UI M0017052
Scope note A naturally radioactive element of the actinide metals series. It has the atomic symbol Pu, and atomic number 94. Plutonium is used as a nuclear fuel, to produce radioisotopes for research, in radionuclide batteries for pacemakers, and as the agent of fission in nuclear weapons.
Preferred term Plutonium



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