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antimony

 (Sb) [an´tĭ-mo″ne]
a chemical element, atomic number 51, atomic weight 121.75. (See Appendix 6.) Several of its salts are used in tropical medicine as treatments for schistosomiasis; however, they must be used with caution because they are potentially poisonous, causing symptoms similar to those of arsenic poisoning. adj., adj antimo´�nial.
antimony potassium tartrate a compound used in treatment of schistosomiasis, especially infection with Schistosoma japonicum.
antimony sodium tartrate a compound used in treating schistosomiasis.

an·ti·mo·ny (Sb),

(an'-ti-mō'nē), Do not confuse this word with antinomy.
A metallic element, atomic no. 51, atomic wt. 121.757, valences 0, -3, +3, +5; used in alloys; toxic and irritating to the skin and mucous membranes.
Synonym(s): stibium
[G. anti + monos, not found alone]

antimony

Toxicology A metallic element–atomic number 51; atomic weight 121.75 Clinical-acute N&V, bloody diarrhea, hepatitis, kidney failure Clinical-chronic Itching, conjunctivitis, laryngitis, headache, anorexia, weight loss, anemia, jaundice, kidney failure Lethal dose 100 to 200 mg Management Supportive; gastric lavage/activated charcoal; dimercaprol to accelerate excretion; transfusions for hemolysis Ref range < 10 µg/L

an·ti·mo·ny

(Sb) (an'ti-mō-nē)
A metallic element; atomic no. 51, atomic wt. 121.757; valences 0, -3, +3, +5; used in alloys; toxic and irritating to the skin and mucous membranes.
[G. anti + monos, not found alone]

antimony

A brittle, flaky metal, many of the compounds of which are poisonous.

an·ti·mo·ny

(an'ti-mō-nē) Do not confuse this word with antinomy.
A metallic element used in alloys; toxic and irritating to the skin and mucous membranes.
[G. anti + monos, not found alone]