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n. a leadlike element that has several dangerously poisonous compounds. The poison is cumulative and causes liver and nerve damage and bone destruction. The victim’s hair is likely to fall out and does not grow again. Treatment is by administration of chelating agents. Symbol: Tl.

Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.

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