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metal

 [met´'l]
any chemical element marked by luster, malleability, ductility, and conductivity of electricity and heat, and which will ionize positively in solution. adj., adj metal´lic.
alkali metal one of a group of monovalent elements including lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, and cesium.
metal fume fever an occupational disorder with malaria-like symptoms occurring in those engaged in welding and other metallic operations and due to the volatilized metals. It includes brassfounder's fever (brass chill, brazier's chill) and spelter's fever (zinc chill, zinc fume fever).
heavy metal one with a high specific gravity, usually defined to be above 5.0.
heavy metal poisoning poisoning with any of the heavy metals, particularly antimony, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, thallium, or zinc.
noble metal a metal that is highly resistant to oxidation and corrosion.

heav·y met·al

a metal with a high specific gravity, typically larger than 5, for example, Fe, Co, Cu, Mn, Mo, Zn, V.
Toxicology A metal that is 5 times heavier than water and often toxic, a feature linked to the heavy metal’s tight cationic binding to circulating proteins
Examples Antimony, arsenic, bismuth, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury; cells respond to heavy metals by upregulating transcription of various genes—e.g., the eukaryotic heat shock system, metallothioneins, prokaryotic mercury resistance gene and iron uptake systems
Management EDTA chelation
Vox populi Metal A style of energetic, loud rock music

heavy metal

Toxicology A metal that is 5 times heavier than water and often toxic, a feature linked to the HM's tight cationic binding to circulating proteins Examples Antimony, arsenic, bismuth, cadmium, copper, lead, mercury; cells respond to HMs by ↑ transcription of various genes–eg, the eukaryotic heat shock system, metallothioneins, prokaryotic mercury resistance gene and iron uptake systems Clinical General, fine tremor, speech slurring, stomatitis, drooling, cataracts, neurasthenia Treatment EDTA chelation. See Mad Hatter, Minamata disease, Queen of Poisons, Pink disease.

heavy metal

any element with an atomic number greater than 20.

Heavy metal

One of 23 chemical elements that has a specific gravity (a measure of density) at least five times that of water.
Mentioned in: Heavy Metal Poisoning

Patient discussion about heavy metal

Q. I was told that platinum is used in fragrances for the fullness of the spray. Please tell me more! Three years ago I was diagnosed with off the lab chart levels of platinum in my body. I have no hobby or avenue for exposure other than my work. I have sold fragrances for over ten years. Even the Regional EPA Air Quality person doesnt know where I am getting this. I was told by a health director who made some calls. He told me that platinum is used in fragrances for the "fullness of the spray". Would you please tell me more about this? Thank you!

A. Thank you Joseph83! What list of materials shall I look at? I know that the FDA doesn't regulate these products; also, I wonder if there is a masking name for platinum. I have so much of this in me, it just has to come from somewhere! I'm amazed that the EPA SUPPOSEDLY doesn't know where its coming from either.

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TERRY BUTCHER would psyche himself up during his playing days with Ipswich, Rangers and England by head-banging to heavy metal music in the dressing room.
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Brummie rocker Ozzy Osbourne has ordered Donald Trump not to use his heavy metal music for his political campaign.
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This accessible study seeks to go beyond the deficit framework of most research on young fans of heavy metal music. Author and researcher Paula Rowe, a metalhead herself, interviews metal youth in Australia and the US and deepens the perspective with participant observation at concerts and festivals.
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