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Heavy Metals Summary

Description: Metals with high specific gravity, typically larger than 5. They have complex spectra, form colored salts and double salts, have a low electrode potential, are mainly amphoteric, yield weak bases and weak acids, and are oxidizing or reducing agents (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)

Also Known As: Metals, Heavy

Networked: 874 relevant articles (17 outcomes, 110 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Heavy Metals is Relevant

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 2 outcomes 17 studies in 82 results
  2. Dehydration (Water Stress) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 13 results
  3. Endotoxemia : 2 outcomes in 2 results
  4. Septic Shock (Toxic Shock Syndrome) : 2 outcomes in 2 results
  5. Shock : 1 outcome 7 studies in 61 results
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Drugs Related to Heavy Metals

  1. Ethanol (Ethyl Alcohol)
  2. Chelating Agents
  3. Cadmium
  4. Mercury
  5. Glucocorticoids
  6. Vitamins
  7. Vitamin E
  8. Carbon Tetrachloride (Tetrachloromethane)
  9. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)
  10. Ochratoxins
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Therapies Related to Heavy Metals

  1. Complementary Therapies (Alternative Medicine)
  2. Immunomodulation
  3. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis)
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  5. Chemoprevention
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