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krypton

 (Kr) [krip´ton]
a chemical element, atomic number 36, atomic weight 83.80. (See Appendix 6.)
krypton 81m an unstable radioactive isotope of krypton having a half-life of 13 seconds and emitting gamma rays. It is used in pulmonary ventilation studies to evaluate regional function.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

kryp·ton (Kr),

(krip'ton),
One of the noble gases, present in small amounts in the atmosphere (1.14 ppm by dry volume); atomic no. 36, atomic wt. 83.80; 85Kr (half-life of 10.73 years) has been used in studies of cardiac abnormalities.
[G. kryptos, concealed]
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kryp·ton

(krip'ton)
One of the inert gases, present in small amounts in the atmosphere (1.14 ppm by dry volume); atomic no. 36, atomic wt. 83.80; 85Kr has been used in studies of cardiac abnormalities.
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kryp·ton

(Kr) (krip'ton)
One of the inert gases, present in small amounts in the atmosphere; used in studies of cardiac abnormalities.
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