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platinum

 (Pt) [plat´ĭ-num]
a chemical element, atomic number 78, atomic weight 195.09. (See Appendix 6.)
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

plat·i·num (Pt),

(plat'i-nŭm),
A metallic element, atomic no. 78, atomic wt. 195.08, used for making small parts for chemical apparatus because of its resistance to acids; in powdered form (platinum black), it is an important catalyst in hydrogenation. Some of its salts have been used to treat syphilis. A derivative, cisplatin, is used as an antineoplastic agent.
[Mod. L., originally platina, fr. Sp. plata, silver]
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platinum

Toxicology A metallic element–atomic number 78, atomic weight 195.1, used in catalytic converters for cars, various industries, dental restorations, chemotherapy–eg, cisplatin and carboplatin
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

plat·i·num

(plat'i-nŭm)
A metallic element, atomic no. 78, atomic wt. 195.08, used for making small parts for chemical apparatus because of its resistance to acids; in powdered form (platinum black), it is an important catalyst in hydrogenation. A derivative, cisplatin, is used as an antineoplastic agent.
[Mod. L., originally platina, fr. Sp. plata, silver]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

plat·i·num

(plat'i-nŭm)
A metallic element used for making small parts for chemical apparatus because of its resistance to acids; its pow dered form (platinum black) is an important catalyst in hydrogenation. Some salts have been used to treat syphilis; one derivative, cisplatin, is used as an antineoplastic agent.
[Mod. L., originally platina, fr. Sp. plata, silver]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about platinum

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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