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Barium sulfate

Introduction: Barium sulfate

Description of Barium sulfate

Barium sulfate: The sulfate salt of barium, an alkaline, divalent metal. Barium sulfate is quite insoluble in water, and is used as a radiopaque agent to diagnose gastrointestinal medical conditions. Barium sulfate is taken by mouth or given rectally. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Barium sulfate: 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.
Source: MeSH 2007

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