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n. Symbol Sb
A metallic element having two allotropic forms: a hard, extremely brittle, lustrous, bluish-white, crystalline material and a gray amorphous form. It is used in a wide variety of alloys, especially with lead in battery plates, and in the manufacture of flame-proofing compounds, paint, semiconductor devices, and ceramic products. Atomic number 51; atomic weight 121.76; melting point 630.63°C; boiling point 1,587°C; specific gravity 6.68; valence 3, 5. See Periodic Table.

[Middle English antimonie, from Medieval Latin antimōnium, perhaps from Arabic al-'iṯmid : al-, the + 'iṯmid, antimony (perhaps from Greek stimmi; see stibine).]

an′ti·mo′ni·al adj.


(Elements & Compounds) of or containing antimony
(Pharmacology) a drug or agent containing antimony
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Adj.1.antimonial - containing antimonyantimonial - containing antimony; "antimonial lead"
metal, metallic - containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce


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The company also produces ammonium sulfate, antimony trioxide, sulfuric acid and antimonial lead.
Lenocta, a pentavalent antimonial originally used for the treatment of the parasitic disease leishmaniasis, is an inhibitor of multiple protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPases), specifically the src homology PTPase (SHP-1 & SHP-2) and PTP1B.
parenteral administration of antimonial compounds, amphotericin, or oral miltefosine.
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European demand for lead and antimonial alloys had been stable, while availability problems had kept prices at high levels, he added.
At the end of the antimonial therapy, the bone marrow aspirate did not show any L-D bodies or malarial parasites, and there was no residual lymphadenopathy.
Pentavalent antimonial compounds such as Lenocta are considered as a first-line treatment for leishmaniasis, a protozoan infection usually found in tropic and sub-tropic countries.
Intramuscular pentamidine may be used in individuals intolerant to antimonial treatment or in cases of systemic antimony resistance.