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Mercury Summary

Description: 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.

Key Diseases for which Mercury is Relevant

  1. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) : 5 outcomes 19 studies in 148 results
  2. Poisoning : 4 outcomes 16 studies in 295 results
  3. Infection : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 51 results
  4. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 2 outcomes 11 studies in 76 results
  5. Body Weight (Weight, Body) : 2 outcomes 7 studies in 132 results
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Drugs Related to Mercury

  1. Dimercaprol (B.A.L.)
  2. Nickel
  3. Chromium
  4. Penicillamine (Cuprimine)
  5. Asbestos
  6. Heavy Metals
  7. Glutathione (Reduced Glutathione)
  8. baysilon (polydimethylsiloxane)
  9. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)
  10. Antihypertensive Agents (Antihypertensives)
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Therapies Related to Mercury

  1. Thermometers
  2. Tourniquets
  3. Electrodes (Electrode)
  4. Intramuscular Injections
  5. Blood Pressure Monitors
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