barium chloride

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bar·i·um chlo·ride

formerly used as a heart tonic and for varicose veins; extremely toxic.


a chemical element, atomic number 56, atomic weight 137.34, symbol Ba. See Table 6. Soluble salts, e.g. the chloride and the carbonate, are toxic.

barium burger, barium meal
a mixture of barium and solid food, used as a contrast medium in radiographic studies of the esophagus, instead of liquid barium mixtures.
barium chloride
used as a rodenticide. The baits are attractive to dogs. Clinical signs include salivation, convulsions and paralysis.
barium deficiency
preliminary experiments showing that diets deficient in barium fed to rats and guinea pigs depress growth have been neither invalidated nor confirmed.
barium enema
a dilute (5 to 20%) suspension of barium is introduced into a colon that has been emptied by starvation and previous enema.
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Barium enema. By permission from Ettinger SJ, Feldman E, Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Saunders, 2004
barium-impregnated polyethylene spheres (BIPS)
radio-opaque markers used to demonstrate intestinal obstruction and motility disorders; the spheres are given orally and their movement can be tracked radiographically.
barium meal
a strong (usually 100%) suspension of barium sulfate is administered to an animal which has been starved for at least 12 hours.
barium study
x-ray examination using a barium mixture to help locate disorders in the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, and the small and large intestines. Called also barium test.
barium sulfate
a water-insoluble salt used as an opaque contrast medium for x-ray examination of the digestive tract.
barium swallow
a small amount of barium paste or liquid administered orally and observed radiographically or by fluoroscopy for examination of swallowing and esophageal function.
barium test
barium study.
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To determine the concentration of sulfate ion a solution of sodium sulphate (reference sample) and samples of brackish water, after adding the first drop of barium chloride, the titrate became turbid and, as the titration continued, the transmitted light detected gradually decreased.
The resulting dispersion was added manually drop wise with a 10 ml syringe (needle) into 100 ml of calcium chloride solution (5%, 8% and 12%) or barium chloride solution or Aluminium sulfate solution by stirring via a mechanical stirrer.
Acute renal failure associated with barium chloride poisoning.
In the same way, barium chloride must break up into three ions, and so on.
The results were normalized to 100% (maximum effect of either acetylcholine or barium chloride alone).
Chemicals used were: Acetylcholine chloryste (Fluka AG), Barium chloride (Fluka AG), Atropine (Fluka AG ), Alverine (Sigma).
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