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Metals, Heavy

"Metals, Heavy" 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.

Metals with high specific gravity, typically larger than 5. They have complex spectra, form colored salts and double salts, have a low electrode potential, are mainly amphoteric, yield weak bases and weak acids, and are oxidizing or reducing agents (From Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Metals, Heavy" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Metals, Heavy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 65 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2017
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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.