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Actinium (Actiniaria; Greek aktinos, aktis – a beam; synonym: sea anemones) – group of backboneless animals of a class of coral polyps. Aktiniya combine svobodnopodvizhny single besskeletny polyps. In case of contact with skin of the person they can cause the burns which are followed by intoxication phenomena; at systematic burns development of dermatitis, and sometimes – a necrosis of sites of skin is possible.

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In the aspiration to pull out the patient, doctors often go too far. So, for example, a certain Charles Janszen during the period from 1954 to 1994 endured more than 900 operations on removal of new growths.