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Helium Summary

Description: Helium. A noble gas with the atomic symbol He, atomic number 2, and atomic weight 4.003. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is not combustible and does not support combustion. It was first detected in the sun and is now obtained from natural gas. Medically it is used as a diluent for other gases, being especially useful with oxygen in the treatment of certain cases of respiratory obstruction, and as a vehicle for general anesthetics. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Key Diseases for which Helium is Relevant

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 7 outcomes 14 studies in 75 results
  2. Pneumoperitoneum : 5 outcomes 21 studies in 81 results
  3. Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath) : 4 outcomes 1 study in 13 results
  4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) : 3 outcomes 9 studies in 52 results
  5. Asthma (Bronchial Asthma) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 70 results
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Drugs Related to Helium

  1. Oxygen
  2. Argon
  3. Ions
  4. heliox
  5. Nitrogen
  6. Protons (Proton)
  7. Gases
  8. Xenon
  9. Carbon
  10. Noble Gases (Rare Gases)
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Therapies Related to Helium

  1. Lasers (Laser)
  2. Cryosurgery
  3. Radiotherapy
  4. Laser Therapy (Surgery, Laser)
  5. Gas Lasers
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