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lead (Pb),

(led), Do not confuse this word with the verb led (past tense of lead).
A metallic element, atomic no. 82, atomic wt. 207.2.
Synonym(s): plumbum


An electrocardiographic cable with connections within the electronics of the machine designated for an electrode placed at a particular point on the body surface.


1. An electrical conductor carrying current or intermittent signals between an organ or tissue and an electrical or electronic device.
2. The tracing obtained from a particular combination of electrode positions.


(Pb) (led)
A metallic element, atomic no. 82, atomic wt. 207.2; occurs in nature as an oxide or one of the salts, but chiefly as the sulfide, or galena; 210Pb (half-life equal to 22.6 years) has been used in the treatment of certain eye conditions.
Synonym(s): plumbum.
[L. plumbum]
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Similarly, alabaster, plumbum, zings and mines of alkaline earth metal exists in Dishu, another border district of the province, which is 215 kilometres to the south of Lashkargah.
Esse estudo apontou que a fonte primaria de contaminacao do solo e da poeira, nas areas peridomiciliares e intradomiciliares, foi a Plumbum com o lancamento direto do material particula do na atmosfera.
Lead is soft, silver-colored, with an atomic weight of H 82 and denoted with the symbol Pb, from the Latin plumbum, as in plumbing.
Its periodic symbol is Pb, for the Latin plumbum ("soft metals").
By the volume's end, I must admit to minor pleasure in still knowing what is probably the single remaining reference to the Pavlik cult that Catriona Kelly did not include: Vadim Abdrashitov's 1986 film Plumbum; or, A Dangerous Game.
In fact, the word plumbing is derived from the Latin word for lead, plumbum, and scientists use the symbol Pb for lead.
* The word "plumbing" comes from the Latin word for lead, or plumbum, which also gave lead its atomic symbol, Pb.