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Descriptor in English: Cobalt
Descriptor in Spanish: Cobalto
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cobalto
Descriptor in French: Cobalt
Entry term(s): Cobalt 59
Cobalt-59
Tree number(s): D01.268.556.185
D01.268.956.155
D01.552.544.185
SP4.097.063.879.575
Scope note: A trace element that is a component of vitamin B12. It has the atomic symbol Co, atomic number 27, and atomic weight 58.93. It is used in nuclear weapons, alloys, and pigments. Deficiency in animals leads to anemia; its excess in humans can lead to erythrocytosis.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
DF deficiency
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
See also the descriptors: Cobalt Isotopes MeSH
Cobalt Radioisotopes MeSH
DeCS UI: 3063
Descriptor UI: D003035
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/07
Cobalt - Preferred
Concept UI M0004662
Scope note A trace element that is a component of vitamin B12. It has the atomic symbol Co, atomic number 27, and atomic weight 58.93. It is used in nuclear weapons, alloys, and pigments. Deficiency in animals leads to anemia; its excess in humans can lead to erythrocytosis.
Preferred term Cobalt
Entry term(s) Cobalt 59
Cobalt-59



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