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Descriptor English: Metals, Light
Descriptor Spanish: Metales Ligeros
Descriptor Portuguese: Metais Leves
Descriptor French: Métaux légers
Entry term(s): Light Metals
Tree number(s): D01.268.557
D01.552.547
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019565
Scope note: Metals with low specific gravity, typically smaller than 5, characterized by a single valence (1, 2, or 3), a simple spectrum, strong electromotive force (positive), and colorless compounds. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Metals or specifics (1966-1996)
Public MeSH Note: 1997
History Note: 1997
DeCS ID: 32966
Unique ID: D019565
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Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/20
Revision Date: 2018/02/28
Metals, Light - Preferred
Concept UI M0029055
Scope note Metals with low specific gravity, typically smaller than 5, characterized by a single valence (1, 2, or 3), a simple spectrum, strong electromotive force (positive), and colorless compounds. (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Preferred term Metals, Light
Entry term(s) Light Metals



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