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Descriptor in English: Metals
Descriptor in Spanish: Metales
Descriptor in Portuguese: Metais
Descriptor in French: Métaux
Tree number(s): D01.552
Scope note: Electropositive chemical elements characterized by ductility, malleability, luster, and conductance of heat and electricity. They can replace the hydrogen of an acid and form bases with hydroxyl radicals. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Annotation: general or unspecified: prefer specific metal groups or specific metals; allergic reactions to metals is probably DERMATITIS, CONTACT, not DRUG HYPERSENSITIVITY; METALLOIDS is also available
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
See also the descriptors: Organometallic Compounds MeSH
DeCS UI: 8846
Descriptor UI: D008670
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/02/28
Metals - Preferred
Concept UI M0013515
Scope note Electropositive chemical elements characterized by ductility, malleability, luster, and conductance of heat and electricity. They can replace the hydrogen of an acid and form bases with hydroxyl radicals. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
Preferred term Metals



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