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Zinc is a [[Transition elements|transition metal ]]element<ref name="[1]">http://www.zinc.org/basics/zinc_properties</ref>, and has a atomic weight of 65.5<ref name="[2]">http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/zn.html</ref>.  
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Zinc is a [[Transition elements|transition metal element]]<ref name="[1]">http://www.zinc.org/basics/zinc_properties</ref>, and has a atomic weight of 65.5<ref name="[2]">http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/zn.html</ref>.  
  
Zinc is considered an essential trace element, deficiency in the element can cause slow growth&nbsp;and healing<ref name="[3]">http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/982.html</ref>. It is also used to treat disease such as [[Osteoporosis|osteoporosis]] and [[Wilson's Disease|wilson's disease]]<ref name="[3]">http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/982.html</ref>.  
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Zinc is considered an essential trace element, deficiency in the element can cause slow growth&nbsp;and healing<ref name="[3]">http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/982.html</ref>. It is also used to treat disease such as [[Osteoporosis|osteoporosis]] and [[Wilson's Disease|wilson's disease]]<ref name="[3]">http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/982.html</ref>.&nbsp;&nbsp;
  
The abundance of zinc in humans is 33000 ppb, which means an average person weighing 70 kilograms would have only 2.31g of zinc<ref name="[4]">http://www.webelements.com/zinc/biology.html</ref>.
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The abundance of zinc in humans is 33000 ppb, which means an average person weighing 70 kilograms would have only 2.31g of zinc<ref name="[4]">http://www.webelements.com/zinc/biology.html</ref>.  
  
 
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Revision as of 11:46, 1 December 2011

Zinc is a transition metal element[1], and has a atomic weight of 65.5[2].

Zinc is considered an essential trace element, deficiency in the element can cause slow growth and healing[3]. It is also used to treat disease such as osteoporosis and wilson's disease[3].  

The abundance of zinc in humans is 33000 ppb, which means an average person weighing 70 kilograms would have only 2.31g of zinc[4].

  1. http://www.zinc.org/basics/zinc_properties
  2. http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/zn.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/982.html
  4. http://www.webelements.com/zinc/biology.html
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