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gold

 (Au) [gōld]
chemical element, atomic number 79, atomic weight 196.967. (See Appendix 6.) Gold and many of its compounds are used in medicine, especially in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Gold salts are among the most toxic of therapeutic agents and must be given only under strict medical supervision. Toxic reactions may vary from mild to severe kidney or liver damage and blood dyscrasias.
gold 198 a radioisotope of gold having a half-life of 2.7 days, used as either a solid (seed) or a colloidal solution. It has been used for intracavitary or interstitial radiation therapy and has also been used, in colloidal form, as a scintiscanning agent. Symbol 198Au.
gold sodium thiomalate a gold preparation used as a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug in treatment of early active rheumatoid arthritis not controlled by nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, rest, and physical therapy; administered intramuscularly.

gold (Au),

(gōld),
A yellow metallic element, atomic no. 79, atomic wt. 196.96654; 198Au (half-life of 2.694 days) is used to treat some tumor types, for radiation synovectomy, and in imaging; various gold salts are used to treat rheumatologic diseases.
Synonym(s): aurum
(1) GOLD

AU Assessing Ultegra. A clinical trial which measured platelet inhibition by GP IIb/IIIa inhibitors using the Ultegra Rapid Platelet Function Assay
Conclusion Platelet function inhibition 95% at 10 minutes after the start of therapy was associated with a significant decrease in the incidence of a major adverse cardiac event

(2) Gold

Drug slang A regional term for marijuana, as in Acapulco Gold; also, less specifically, crack cocaine or heroin
Homeopathy Aurum metallicum
Rheumatology See Gold compound
Vox populi A highly valuable metal

gold

(gōld)
A yellow metallic element, atomic no. 79, atomic wt. 196.96654; 198Au (half-life of 2.694 days) is used in the treatment of certain tumors and in imaging.
Synonym(s): aurum.
[L. aurum]

gold

(Au) (gōld)
A yellow metallic element used in the treatment of tumors and in imaging.
[L. aurum]
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