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Copper (symbol Cu, from Latin cuprum) is a heavy metal with an atomic number of 29 and atomic weight of 63.55. It is a ductile metal with excellent electrical conductivity. It was extensively used as an electrical conductor, building material, and component of various alloys. It is an essential nutrient to all higher plants and animals where it is found primarily as a cofactor in various enzymes, and in copper-based pigments. In high amounts, copper can be poisonous or even fatal. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Copper (Wikipedia)

A heavy metal element with the atomic symbol Cu, atomic number 29, and atomic weight 63.55. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

Copper analysis is used to diagnose toxicity and metabolism disorders, such as Wilson's disease and Menkes syndrome.

Veterinary Medicine:
Copper sulphate is often added to pig feed to improve weight gain. If the feed is not uniformily mixed, pigs may be exposed to toxic levels of copper. The first indication of toxicity is a rise in blood copper concentration. The primary clinical signs include jaundice, dullness, weakness, anemia, trembling and respiratory distress. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

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Language Variants

Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China)
Synonyms: Cu
fr-CA French (Canada) Cuivre
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Vask
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Cobre
it-IT Italian (Italy) Rame
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Bakır
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Медь
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) koper
fr-BE French (Belgium) Cuivre
Synonyms: Cu