gallium nitrate


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gallium nitrate

Metabolism A hypocalcemia-inducer used to manage calcium levels in malignant hypercalcemia due to bone metastases. See Hypercalcemia.

gallium

a chemical element, atomic number 31, atomic weight 69.72, symbol Ga. See Table 6.

gallium-67
a radioisotope of gallium having a half-life of 78.1 hours; used in the imaging of soft tissue tumors.
gallium nitrate
used in the treatment of hypercalcemia.
gallium scan
a nuclear medicine procedure using the radioisotope gallium-67 in the form of gallium citrate. Gallium has a high affinity for certain tumors and also for non-neoplastic lesions, such as abscesses. Gallium scans are particularly useful in the staging of lymphomas, and in localizing occult abscesses.