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  • ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Barium
  • ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ้‹‡
  • ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Barium
  • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Baryum
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Barium
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ื‘ืจื™ื•ื
  • ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Bario
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  • ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Bário
  • ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ะ‘ะฐั€ะธะน
  • ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Bario
  • ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Barium

Barium: biological information

Barium has no biological role. The British Pharmaceutical Codex from 1907 indicates that barium chloride ["barii chloridum", BaCl2.2H2O] has a stimulant action on the heart and other muscles. It was said that it "raises blood pressure by constricting the vessels and tends to empty the intestines, bladder, and gall bladder". Its poisonous nature was also pointed out. Barium sulphide (BaS) was used as a depilatory agent (removes hair). Barium sulphate (BaSO4) is insoluble and used for body imaging (barium meal).

Levels in humans

The abundances of the elements in humans.

How much barium is in your body? Find out here.

You can use this form to calculate how much barium your body contains. Enter your weight in either kilograms or pounds and click the "Calculate" button. You must enter a number, not text! Elements for which there are no data will always give a value of zero for the weight, no matter what you put in the weight box.

Calculate how much barium is in your body
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Image showing periodicity of the logarithm of the abundance of the chemical elements as a heat map on a periodic table grid.
Image showing periodicity of the logarithm of the abundance of the chemical elements as a heat map on a periodic table grid.
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Image showing periodicity of the logarithm of the abundance of the chemical elements as a cityscape on a periodic table grid.

Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with barium:

Barium compounds are encountered rarely by most people. All barium compounds should be regarded as highly toxic although initial evidence would appear to suggest the danger is limited. Barium salts may damage the liver. The metal dust presents a fire and explosion hazard.

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