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Descriptor in English: Plutonium
Descriptor in Spanish: Plutonio
Descriptor in Portuguese: Plutônio
Descriptor in 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
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
DeCS UI: 29513
Descriptor UI: D011005
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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