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Fluorides (F-)

Also known as Fluoride, Fluorine-, Fluoride Ion, and F-

Fluoride is the anion F−, the reduced form of fluorine when as an ion and when bonded to another element. Inorganic fluorine containing compounds are called fluorides. Fluoride, like other halides, is a monovalent ion (−1 charge). Its compounds often have properties that are distinct relative to other halides. Structurally, and to some extent chemically, the fluoride ion resembles the hydroxide ion.

Source: Wikipedia

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed fluorides to treat pick disease, rabies, west nile virus, and blastomycosis.

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