Gold

(BAN, rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Aurum; E175; Or; Oro.
Au = 196.966569.
CAS — 7440-57-5.

💊 Profile

Gold is a bright-yellow, malleable, and ductile metal; the finely divided powder may be black, ruby, or purple. The main use of metallic gold in health care is now in dentistry. Gold may also be used as a colouring agent for some foodstuffs. In the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, gold is used in the form of compounds such as auranofin, aurothioglucose, and sodium aurothiomalate. The radionuclide gold-198 is described in the chapter on radiopharmaceuticals. There have been rare reports of hypersensitivity reactions to metallic gold.

Homoeopathy.

Gold has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Aurum; Aurum met.; Aurum metallicum; Aur. met.
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2. Ehrlich A, Belsito DV. Allergic contact dermatitis to gold. Cutis 2000; 65: 323–6.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Ger.: Cefassin†.
Published May 08, 2019.