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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Litio

Lithium (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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.