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Barium Sulfate

Barium sulfate is the inorganic compound with the chemical formula BaSO4. It is a white crystalline solid that is odorless and insoluble in water. It occurs as the mineral barite, which is the main commercial source of barium and materials prepared from it. The white opaque appearance and its high density are exploited in its main applications.

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What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed barium sulfate to treat difficulty in swallowing, diverticulitis, lump in throat, and appendicitis.

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