chromium trioxide

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chro·mi·um tri·ox·ide

CrO3; chromic acid, a strong oxidizing agent used as a caustic to remove warts and other small growths from the skin and genitals.


a chemical element, atomic number 24, atomic weight 51.996, symbol Cr. See Table 6.

a radioisotope of chromium having a half-life of 27.8 days; used to label red blood cells to determine red cell volume and red cell survival time. Symbol 51Cr. See also cr51edta.
chromium nutritional deficiency
possibly causally related to the onset of diabetes mellitus in primates.
chromium trioxide
possibly carcinogenic in humans. See also chromate.
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Altamirano-Lozano, "Comparative study in vivo of the genotoxic damage induced by CrO3 and the effects of the antioxidants: ascorbic acid, alfa-tocopherol and beta-carotene," Free Radical Biology and Medicine, vol.