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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.
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(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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n antimonial m
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(a) sale of lead scrap (raw lead of battery and factory scrap) (b) sale of reclaimed lead (semi-processed) and (c) Refined Lead / Antimonial Lead (fully processed).
Successful treatment against American cutaneous leishmaniasis by intralesional infiltration of a generic antimonial compound-lidocaine combination.
Pentavalent antimonial (Glucantime[R]) is the most used drug, since it has the advantage of being administered in the clinic, thus reducing the risks associated with hospitalization.
Although pentavalent antimonial compounds are still considered the standard treatment, their side effects and increasing rate of resistance have motivated researchers to seek safer and alternative modalities.3
Antimonial compounds are associated with significant side effects but have lower failure rates.
To date, no vaccine against any clinica form of Leishmaniasis has been commercialized and its treatment relies solely on chemotherapy that has been based on the use of pentavalent antimonial drugs.
The use of the tartar emetic (a trivalent antimonial) for the treatment of mucocutaneous leishmaniasis was first reported in 1913 by Gaspar Vianna [2] and the efficacy against visceral leishmaniasis (VL) was demonstrated by Di Cristina and Caronia in Sicily in 1915 [3], but later, this drug was found to be highly toxic [4].
Leishmania infantum infection rates in Phlebotomus perniciosus fed don natural infected dogs under antimonial treatment.
(11) Heat therapy for CL has been shown to elicit a systemic cytokine response similar to that of antimonial therapy.