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Barium Sulfate

"Barium Sulfate" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A compound used as an x-ray contrast medium that occurs in nature as the mineral barite. It is also used in various manufacturing applications and mixed into heavy concrete to serve as a radiation shield.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Barium Sulfate" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Barium Sulfate" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 82 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2000
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.