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A comparative view on trace elements and growth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  917345     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The term 'essentiality' of trace elements is interpreted. The major human diseases due to trace element deficience (Fe, Cu, Zn, Cr) are briefly considered. In growing animals the first clinical deficiency symptom most often is a growth retardation. In order to diagnose a deficient situation before the manifestation of clinical symptoms, model studies with growing animals are presented to show criteria that respond sensitively even to suboptimum intake of trace elements (Zn, Cu, Fe, Ni). Activity measurements of enzymes and hormones are found suitable. During the phase of reproduction, which is closely associated with growth, the trace element concentration in milk may provide an additional diagnostic means. In conclusion, the problems of diagnosing the supply status are discussed. A possibility for determination of the trace element requirement is indicated.
M Kirchgessner; H P Roth; R Spoerl; A Schnegg; R J Kellner; E Weigand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition and metabolism     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0029-6678     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr Metab     Publication Date:  1977  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-12-29     Completed Date:  1977-12-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330472     Medline TA:  Nutr Metab     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  119-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Enzymes / metabolism
Nutritional Requirements
Trace Elements / deficiency,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Enzymes; 0/Trace Elements

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