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Term Description

Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Description

LP16802-8   Arsenic
Arsenic (As, CAS No. 7440-38-2) is a metalloid that exists in both inorganic and organic forms in the environment and is classified as a human carcinogen by the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and IARC (International Agency for Research in Cancer). Arsenic levels are naturally higher in certain geographical areas, including regions of Asia, China, Chile, Mexico and United States. PMID: 27894683 Exposure to toxic levels of arsenic, mainly via ingestion of As contaminated water and food, occur in these areas as well as near hazardous waste sites or in the workplace. Chronic exposure to low level of arsenic can cause skin lesions (e.g. melanosis, leucomelanosis, and keratosis), neurological effects, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and cancers typically involving the skin, lung, and bladder. PMID: 19190988 High exposure levels to arsenic can cause death.

Veterinary Medicine:
Arsenic is seldom reported since the concentrations normally found in animal feeds are significantly less than the toxic dietary concentration. If arsenic poisoning occurs, signs of intoxication include reduce feed intake and depressed growth. Some animal species can have convulsions and incoordination followed by posterior paresis and quadriplegia, blindness and decreased hemoglobin. In pigs, cases of arsenic poisoning usually arise from the use of organic arsenical growth-promoting feed additives. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Additional Names

Short Name
Arsenic Wat-mCnc
Display Name
Arsenic (Water) [Mass/Vol]
Consumer Name Alpha Get Info
Arsenic, Water

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 1.0i
Last Updated
Version 2.70
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Member of these Panels

LOINC Long Common Name
51410-9 Environmental stressors panel - Water

Language Variants Get Info

Tag Language Translation
de-DE German (Germany) Arsen:Massenkonzentration:Zeitpunkt:Wasser:Quantitativ:
es-AR Spanish (Argentina) arsénico:concentración de masa:punto en el tiempo:agua:cuantitativo:
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Arsénico:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Agua:Qn:
Synonyms: Cuantitativo
es-MX Spanish (Mexico) Arsénico:Concentración de masa:Punto temporal:Agua:Cuantitativo:
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Arseen:MCnc:Pt:H2O:Qn:
Synonyms: Juhuslik Kvantitatiivne Vesi
fr-CA French (Canada) Arsenic:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Eau:Quantitatif:
fr-FR French (France) Arsenic:Masse/Volume:Ponctuel:Eau:Numérique:
fr-BE French (Belgium) Arsenic:Concentration de masse:Temps ponctuel:Eau:Quantitatif:
Synonyms: As
it-IT Italian (Italy) Arsenico:MCnc:Pt:Acqua:Qn:
Synonyms: Concentrazione di Massa Livelli farmacologici e tossicologia Punto nel tempo (episodio)
ko-KR Korean (Korea, Republic Of) 비소:질량농도:검사시점:수분:정량:
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) arsenicum:massa/volume:moment:water:kwantitatief:
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil) Arsenico:MCnc:Pt:Agua:Qn:
Synonyms: AS; Mass concentration; Level; Point in time; Random; Wat; Quantitative; QNT; Quant; Quan; Drugs; DRUG/TOXICOLOGY; DRUG/TOXICOLOGY
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Мышьяк:МассКонц:ТчкВрм:Вода:Колич:
Synonyms: Количественный Массовая концентрация Точка во времени;Момент
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Arsenik:KütlKons:Zmlı:Su:Kant:
zh-CN Chinese (China) 砷:质量浓度:时间点:水:定量型:
Synonyms: AS;信石;含砒的;含砷的;砒霜;自然砷 H2O 可用数量表示的;定量性;数值型;数量型;连续数值型标尺 时刻;随机;随意;瞬间 毒品 毒品类 水平;浓度;质量浓度(单位体积) 药品类 药物 药物/毒理学;药物/毒理学试验;药物毒理学试验;药物毒理学试验类 药物类

Example Units

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[ppm] Example UCUM Units

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