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Descriptor English: Radium
Descriptor Spanish: Radio (Elemento)
Descriptor radio (elemento)
Scope note: Elemento radiactivo de la serie de metales de las tierras alcalinas. Su símbolo atómico es Ra y su número atómico 88. El radio es el producto de la desintegración del URANIO y está presente en la pechblenda y en todos los minerales que contienen uranio. Se utiliza como fuente de radiación beta y gamma en radioterapia, particularmente en la BRAQUITERAPIA.
Descriptor Portuguese: Rádio (Elemento)
Descriptor 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
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011883
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
Registry Number: W90AYD6R3Q
CAS Type 1 Name: Radium
DeCS ID: 29525
Unique ID: D011883
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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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