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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
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(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
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gold

(Au) (gōld)
A yellow metallic element used in the treatment of tumors and in imaging.
[L. aurum]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In this field you dig a hole and in the hole you bury a gold piece.
"So that if I were to bury my five gold pieces," cried Pinocchio with growing wonder, "next morning I should find--how many?"
Hereupon the captain and all the crew set to work, with iron rakes and great hooks and lines, fishing for gold and silver at the bottom of the sea.
It ought to have been left with the skeletons of the ancient Spaniards, who had been drowned when the ship was wrecked, and whose bones were now scattered among the gold and silver.
"But when the Ambassadors had been there a day or two, and saw so great abundance of gold so lightly esteemed, yea, in no less reproach than it was with them in honour; and, besides that, more gold in the chains and gyves of one fugitive bondman, than all the costly ornaments of their three was worth; then began a-bate their courage, and for very shame laid away all that gorgeous array whereof they were so proud; and especially when they had talked familiarly with the Utopians, and had learned all their fashions and opinions.
His first pan of the morning washed out over two dollars in coarse gold. It was from the centre of the "V." To either side the diminution in the values of the pans was swift.
The other half was virgin gold. He dropped it into his pan and examined another piece.
His one thought was how to be revenged on that wicked old hag, and for this purpose he had a purse made large enough to contain five hundred gold pieces, but filled it instead with bits of glass.
He sang and laughed and danced and capered among the gold, till I threatened to strangle him if he made a sound or wasted time.
"So, not to go into too many details," went on the professor, "I'll just give you a brief outline of this story of the idol of gold.
When the Duke de Valentinois, son of Alexander VI, visited Louis XII of France, his horse was loaded with gold leaves, according to Brantome, and his cap had double rows of rubies that threw out a great light.
When he approached closer to one of these tablets he saw that it was of gold, and bore many hieroglyphics.