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Descriptor English:   Metals 
Descriptor Spanish:   Metales 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Metais 
Tree Number:   D01.552
Definition English:   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) 
Indexing Annotation English:   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
See Related English:   Organometallic Compounds
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AN analysis
AI antagonists & inhibitors BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid CS chemical synthesis
CH chemistry CL classification
EC economics HI history
IM immunology IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism PK pharmacokinetics
PD pharmacology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects ST standards
SD supply & distribution TU therapeutic use
TO toxicity UR urine
Record Number:   8846 
Unique Identifier:   D008670 

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