"Metals, Rare Earth" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A group of elements that include SCANDIUM; YTTRIUM; and the LANTHANOID SERIES ELEMENTS. Historically, the rare earth metals got their name from the fact that they were never found in their pure elemental form, but as an oxide. In addition they were very difficult to purify. They are not truly rare and comprise about 25% of the metals in the earth's crust.
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Achyuthan KE, Mary A, Bhaerman R, Greenberg CS. Consequences of terbium (III) binding on the conformation and enzymatic activity of guinea pig liver transglutaminase. Mol Cell Biochem. 1989 Jan 23; 85(1):57-65.