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Descriptor English: Mercury
Descriptor Spanish: Mercurio
Descriptor Portuguese: Mercúrio
Descriptor French: Mercure
Tree number(s): D01.268.556.504
D01.268.956.437
D01.552.544.504
SP4.097.063.929
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008628
Scope note: A silver metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature. It has the atomic symbol Hg (from hydrargyrum, liquid silver), atomic number 80, and atomic weight 200.59. Mercury is used in many industrial applications and its salts have been employed therapeutically as purgatives, antisyphilitics, disinfectants, and astringents. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes which leads to MERCURY POISONING. Because of its toxicity, the clinical use of mercury and mercurials is diminishing.
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
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Entry Combination: poisoning:Mercury Poisoning
Registry Number: FXS1BY2PGL
CAS Type 1 Name: Mercury
Related: Mercury Isotopes MeSH
Mercury Radioisotopes MeSH
Organomercury Compounds MeSH
DeCS ID: 8804
Unique ID: D008628
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Mercury - Preferred
Concept UI M0013448
Scope note A silver metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature. It has the atomic symbol Hg (from hydrargyrum, liquid silver), atomic number 80, and atomic weight 200.59. Mercury is used in many industrial applications and its salts have been employed therapeutically as purgatives, antisyphilitics, disinfectants, and astringents. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes which leads to MERCURY POISONING. Because of its toxicity, the clinical use of mercury and mercurials is diminishing.
Preferred term Mercury



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