💊 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.


Gold has been used in homoeopathic medicines under the following names: Aurum; Aurum met.; Aurum metallicum; Aur. met.
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💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

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