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Descriptor in English: Iron
Descriptor in Spanish: Hierro
Descriptor in Portuguese: Ferro
Descriptor in French: Fer
Entry term(s): Iron 56
Iron-56
Tree number(s): D01.268.556.412
D01.268.956.287
D01.552.544.412
SP4.097.063.909
Scope note: A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.
Annotation: Fe(II) = FERROUS COMPOUNDS, Fe(III) = FERRIC COMPOUNDS; /defic: permitted but consider ANEMIA, IRON DEFICIENCY; pneumoconiosis caused by iron particles = SIDEROSIS; /metab: consider also IRON OVERLOAD; metabolic disorders = IRON METABOLISM DISORDERS
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
History Note: /metabolism was IRON METABOLISM 1963-65
See also the descriptors: Ferric Compounds MeSH
Ferritins MeSH
Ferrous Compounds MeSH
Hemosiderin MeSH
Hemosiderosis MeSH
Iron Isotopes MeSH
Iron Radioisotopes MeSH
Siderosis MeSH
Transferrin MeSH
DeCS UI: 7668
Descriptor UI: D007501
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2017/07/07
Iron - Preferred
Concept UI M0011718
Scope note A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.
Preferred term Iron
Entry term(s) Iron 56
Iron-56



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