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Arsenic Summary

Description: A shiny gray element with atomic symbol As, atomic number 33, and atomic weight 75. It occurs throughout the universe, mostly in the form of metallic arsenides. Most forms are toxic. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985), arsenic and certain arsenic compounds have been listed as known carcinogens. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)

Key Diseases for which Arsenic is Relevant

  1. Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia : 23 outcomes 9 studies in 121 results
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 19 outcomes 150 studies in 998 results
  3. Body Weight (Weight, Body) : 7 outcomes 11 studies in 138 results
  4. Leukemia : 6 outcomes 7 studies in 81 results
  5. Inflammation : 5 outcomes 7 studies in 56 results
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Drugs Related to Arsenic

  1. arsenic trioxide (Trisenox)
  2. Tretinoin (Retinoic Acid)
  3. sodium arsenite
  4. Iron
  5. Arsenicals (Arsenic Compounds)
  6. Folic Acid (Vitamin M)
  7. Sodium
  8. Curcumin
  9. Quercetin
  10. Succimer (Dimercaptosuccinic Acid)
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Therapies Related to Arsenic

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
  3. Chemoprevention
  4. Oral Administration
  5. Intravenous Injections
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