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Short notes on the functions and sources of Phosphorus to our body

Phosphorus constitutes an important constituent in every body tissue next to calcium. In bones, the proportion of calcium to phosphorus is about 2:1, but in body fluids and soft tissues, the proportion of phosphorus is much higher than that of calcium.

What are the uses of Phosphorus?

Some of the most important uses of  Phosphorus are: 1. Red phosphorus is chiefly used on making matches. 2. White phosphorus and zinc phosphate are mainly used as a poison for rats. 3. Phosphorus is used in making phosphor bronze, which is an alloy of copper and tin containing phosphorus.

Write a short note on the Deficiency of Calcium, Phosphorus and Vitamin D

Calcium and phosphorus make strong bones and teeth and vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Therefore, deficiency of calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D in the body leads to poor bone formation. In growing children and nursing mothers, the chances of the deficiency of calcium and phosphorus are more as their […]

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