Definition of Barium sulfate

1. Noun. A white insoluble radiopaque powder used as a pigment.

Exact synonyms: Barium Sulphate, Blanc Fixe
Generic synonyms: Sulfate, Sulphate



Medical Definition of Barium sulfate

1. Sulfuric acid, barium salt (1:1). 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. Pharmacological action: contrast media. Chemical name: Sulfuric acid, barium salt (1:1) (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barium Sulfate

barium
barium arsenate
barium chloride
barium compounds
barium contrast material
barium dioxide
barium enema
barium hydroxide
barium meal
barium monoxide
barium oxide
barium peroxide
barium protoxide
barium radioisotopes
barium solution
barium sulfate (current term)
barium sulfide
barium sulphate
barium swallow
barium thiocyanate
bariums
bark
bark-louse
bark beetle
bark beetles
bark louse
bark mixture
bark up the wrong tree
barkans
barkantine

Literary usage of Barium sulfate

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"This is probably completely changed to barium sulfate on standing a short time. li) 0.5 ... The main barium sulfate residue, after being thoroughly washed, ..."

2. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"quantity of barium sulfate into solution, and dilution with water causes ... barium sulfate is partially converted, as a result of the mass-action effect, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"The author discusses the origin of the barium salt. Clowes has found minute crystals of barium sulfate in the red sandstone near Nottingham, ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"The author discusses the origin of the barium salt. Clowes has found minute crystals of barium sulfate in the red sandstone near Nottingham, ..."

5. Metallurgical Analysis by Dana James Demorest, Nathaniel Wright Lord (1916)
"All barium sulfate precipitates contain barium chloride. ... Nitrates are occluded by barium sulfate, giving results which are high. When barium sulfate is ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1919)
"The US Bureau of Mines has found that if a radium-barium sulfate high in silica is fused with caustic soda containing a small quantity of sodium carbonate, ..."

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