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lithium


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(lith-iŭm)

a drug given by mouth in the form of lithium carbonate or lithium citrate for the prevention and treatment of episodes of mania or recurrent depression in patients with bipolar affective disorder. Thyroid function can be impaired after many years of use and regular thyroid function tests are compulsory. Trade names: Priadel, etc.

Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.


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