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