Atomic-Absorption Spectrophotometry in Mineral and Trace-Element Studies in Man

  • Dace Osis
  • Kathryn Royston
  • Joseph Samachson
  • Herta Spencer
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 7a)


Analyses of calcium, magnesium, and zinc in the diet and in urine and stool have been performed with the atomic-absorption spectrophotometer. Complete metabolic balance studies of calcium, magnesium, and zinc were performed under constant metabolic conditions in man during different intake levels of these elements. These studies have led to a better understanding of the interrelationship of minerals and trace elements in man.


Calcium Intake Calcium Balance Magnesium Intake Zinc Metabolism Zinc Excretion 
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© Chicago Section of the society for Applied Spectroscopy 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dace Osis
    • 1
  • Kathryn Royston
    • 1
  • Joseph Samachson
    • 1
  • Herta Spencer
    • 1
  1. 1.Metabolic Research SectionVeterans Administration HospitalHinesUSA

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