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Introduction: Platinum

Description of Platinum

Platinum: A metal that is an important component of some anticancer drugs, such as cisplatin and carboplatin.
Source: National Institute of Health

Platinum: heavy whitish metal, symbol Pt, atomic number 78; metallic platinum is insoluble except in nitrohydrochloric acid and fusible only at very high temperatures, and therefore used in the manufacture of equipment for laboratory and industrial use; platinum black and spongy platinum act as powerful oxidizing and catalytic agents.
Source: CRISP

Platinum: Platinum. A heavy, soft, whitish metal, resembling tin, atomic number 78, atomic weight 195.09, symbol Pt. (From Dorland, 28th ed) It is used in manufacturing equipment for laboratory and industrial use. It occurs as a black powder (platinum black) and as a spongy substance (spongy platinum) and may have been known in Pliny's time as "alutiae".
Source: MeSH 2007

Platinum: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Platinum:

  • Platinum Black

Source - MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Platinum

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Source - CRISP

The description of Platinum may also be used for the following terms:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Platinum

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