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.

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

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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While usually benign, this adverse effect may lead to nonadherence or, in some cases, it may be an initial sign of lithium toxicity. Commonly, it presents in the hands or upper limbs at rest, oscillating at 8-12 Hz, and worsens during activity.
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