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A trace element that is a component of vitamin B12. It has the atomic symbol Co, atomic number 27, and atomic weight 58.93. It is used in nuclear weapons, alloys, and pigments. Deficiency in animals leads to anemia; its excess in humans can lead to erythrocytosis.

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Tree Number(s): D01.268.556.185, D01.268.956.155, D01.552.544.185

MeSH Unique ID: D003035

Registry Number: 3G0H8C9362

Entry Terms:

  • Cobalt-59
  • Cobalt 59

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