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Descriptor English: Metals, Alkali
Descriptor Spanish: Metales Alcalinos
Descriptor Portuguese: Metais Alcalinos
Descriptor French: Métaux alcalins
Entry term(s): 1 Element, Group
Alkali Metal
Alkali Metals
Element, Group 1
Elements, Group 1
Group 1 Element
Group 1 Elements
Metal, Alkali
Tree number(s): D01.268.549
D01.552.528
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008672
Scope note: Metals that constitute group 1(formerly group Ia) of the periodic table. They are the most strongly electropositive of the metals. Note that HYDROGEN is not considered an alkali metal even though it falls under the group 1 heading in the periodic table.
Annotation: do not confuse with METALS, ALKALINE EARTH; GEN: 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 (1966-1975)
Public MeSH Note: 76
History Note: 76; was NON MESH before 1976
DeCS ID: 8848
Unique ID: D008672
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Date Established: 1976/01/01
Date of Entry: 1975/07/23
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Metals, Alkali - Preferred
Concept UI M0013517
Scope note Metals that constitute group 1(formerly group Ia) of the periodic table. They are the most strongly electropositive of the metals. Note that HYDROGEN is not considered an alkali metal even though it falls under the group 1 heading in the periodic table.
Preferred term Metals, Alkali
Entry term(s) 1 Element, Group
Alkali Metal
Alkali Metals
Element, Group 1
Elements, Group 1
Group 1 Element
Group 1 Elements
Metal, Alkali



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