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Calcium

A basic element found in nearly all tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.

Year introduced: /metabolism was CALCIUM METABOLISM 1965

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Tree Number(s): D01.268.552.100, D01.552.539.288, D23.119.100

MeSH Unique ID: D002118

Registry Number: SY7Q814VUP

Entry Terms:

  • Blood Coagulation Factor IV
  • Coagulation Factor IV
  • Factor IV, Coagulation
  • Calcium-40
  • Calcium 40
  • Factor IV

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