Medical elementology as a new scientific discipline

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All legitimate scientific disciplines are characterized by: (1) the clear definition of subjects of the study and its corresponding clear-cut name, (2) some accepted postulates, (3) set of research methods, (4) methods of quality control and processing of the obtained information, and (5) specific terminology and definitions. The inaccuracies and uncertainties in medical elementology as a new scientific discipline are discussed and some corresponding statements are made. Another and no less important problem of medical elementology is the critical unsatisfactory reproducibility of data. The complex arrangements required for the harmonization of data acquired for studies in medical elementology are offered. Main strategic aims and tactical tasks of the new scientific discipline are outlined.

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Zaichick, V. Medical elementology as a new scientific discipline. J Radioanal Nucl Chem 269, 303–309 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-006-0383-3

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Keywords

  • Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometry
  • Chemical Element
  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Scientific Discipline
  • Biological Object