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Compound Summary for: CID 23931


Also known as: Hydrargyrum; Quicksilver; Metallic mercury; Liquid silver; Quecksilber; Mercure; Mercurio; Quick silver
Molecular Formula: Hg   Molecular Weight: 200.59   InChIKey: QSHDDOUJBYECFT-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A silver metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature. It has the atomic symbol Hg (from hydrargyrum, liquid silver), atomic number 80, and atomic weight 200.59. Mercury is used in many industrial applications and its salts have been employed therapeutically as purgatives, antisyphilitics, disinfectants, and astringents. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes which leads to MERCURY POISONING. Because of its toxicity, the clinical use of mercury and mercurials is diminishing.   From: MeSH
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