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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


lithium  listen  (LIH-thee-um)

  A soft metal. Lithium salts are used to treat certain mental disorders, especially bipolar (manic depressive) disorder. Lithium salts include lithium carbonate and lithium citrate.