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Essential Minerals (Grades 11-12)

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Essential Minerals

1. 
Which mineral is a cofactor for hemoglobin synthesis?
  1. calcium
  2. copper
  3. iron
  4. magnesium
 
2. 
Which mineral works to regulate the acid-base balance in the human body?
  1. calcium
  2. potassium
  3. magnesium
  4. sodium
3. 
Which of these conditions can a zinc deficiency cause?
  1. poor wound healing
  2. goiter
  3. muscle spasms
  4. osteoporosis
 
4. 
Which of these minerals is responsible for the synthesis of thyroid hormones?
  1. iron
  2. iodine
  3. copper
  4. calcium chloride
5. 
Which of these is a source of iron in the diet?
  1. potato skins
  2. leafy green vegetables
  3. red meat
  4. citrus fruit
 
6. 
What does the mineral phosphorus do for the human body?
  1. It is used for the production of HCl in the stomach.
  2. It is needed by hemoglobin to prevent anemia.
  3. It is vital for nerve cell functioning.
  4. It is a component of bone and teeth.
7. 
The mineral required for the production of several redox enzymes, including cytochrome c oxidase is called                   .
 
8. 
Magnesium is a cofactor mineral that is required for              formation.
9. 
Which of these is the primary source of chlorine in the human body?
  1. It is taken in by eating red meat.
  2. It is created by the liver during digestion.
  3. It is eaten when salty items are consumed.
  4. It is a byproduct of glucose metabolism.
 
10. 
What are the symptoms that can arise is a person is experiencing a calcium deficiency?



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