lithium carbonate

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lithium carbonate

n.
A white granular powder, Li2CO3, used as a drug primarily to treat bipolar disorder and in the manufacture of glass and ceramics.
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lithium carbonate

n
(Pharmacology) a white crystalline solid used in the treatment of manic-depressive illness and mania. Formula: Li2CO3. Lithium citrate is also sometimes used for this purpose
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lith′ium car′bonate


n.
a colorless crystalline compound, Li2CO3, slightly soluble in water: used in paints and glazes and in medicine for treating bipolar disorder or mania.
[1870–75]
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Noun1.lithium carbonate - a white powder (LiCO3) used in manufacturing glass and ceramics and as a drug; the drug (trade names Lithane or Lithonate or Eskalith) is used to treat some forms of depression and manic episodes of manic-depressive disorder
carbonate - a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
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