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Descriptor in English: Radium
Descriptor in Spanish: Radio (Elemento)
Descriptor in Portuguese: Rádio (Elemento)
Descriptor in French: Radium
Tree number(s): D01.268.271.770
D01.268.552.775
D01.268.556.775
D01.496.749.305.770
D01.552.539.745
D01.552.544.775
SP4.097.063.879.580
Scope note: A radioactive element of the alkaline earth series of metals. It has the atomic symbol Ra and atomic number 88. Radium is the product of the disintegration of URANIUM and is present in pitchblende and all ores containing uranium. It is used clinically as a source of beta and gamma-rays in radiotherapy, particularly BRACHYTHERAPY.
Annotation: /ther ‌use: consider CURIETHERAPY see BRACHYTHERAPY
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: 29525
Descriptor UI: D011883
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/07
Radium - Preferred
Concept UI M0018449
Scope note A radioactive element of the alkaline earth series of metals. It has the atomic symbol Ra and atomic number 88. Radium is the product of the disintegration of URANIUM and is present in pitchblende and all ores containing uranium. It is used clinically as a source of beta and gamma-rays in radiotherapy, particularly BRACHYTHERAPY.
Preferred term Radium



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