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A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.

Year introduced: /metabolism was IRON METABOLISM 1963-1965

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Tree Number(s): D01.268.556.412, D01.268.956.287, D01.552.544.412

MeSH Unique ID: D007501

Registry Number: E1UOL152H7

Entry Terms:

  • Iron-56
  • Iron 56

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