Zinc

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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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