• Raymond J. Shamberger
Part of the Biochemistry of the Elements book series (BOTE, volume 3)


Selenium was first discovered in 1818 by Berzelius in the sediment found in the lead chamber of a sulfuric acid plant in Gripsholm, Sweden. Because of its chemical similarity to tellurium, which in 1782 was named for the earth (Latin, meaning tellus, “earth”), selenium was named after the Greek word for moon.


Glutathione Peroxidase Sodium Selenite Selenium Deficiency Formate Dehydrogenase Selenium Compound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raymond J. Shamberger
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  1. 1.The Cleveland ClinicClevelandUSA

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