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Mercury MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Mercury
Tree Number(s)
D01.268.556.504
D01.268.956.437
D01.552.544.504
Unique ID
D008628
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008628
Scope Note
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.
Registry Number
FXS1BY2PGL
Related Numbers
7439-97-6
CAS Type 1 Name
Mercury
NLM Classification #
QV 293
See Also
Mercury Isotopes
Mercury Radioisotopes
Organomercury Compounds
Entry Combination
poisoning:Mercury Poisoning
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Mercury Preferred
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