Biological Functions of the Elements

Chapter

Abstract

Much discussion has taken place with regard to how to define the essentiality of elements, particularly trace elements. The earliest definition was actually borrowed from protein chemistry. In this definition, an element is essential if:

Keywords

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Iodine Deficiency Essential Trace Element Primary Liver Cancer Zinc Atom 
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  1. 1.Biomedical Radiation Sciences, Rudbeck Laboratory, Research in Metal BiologyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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