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Essential Minerals (Grades 11-12)

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Essential Minerals

Which mineral is a cofactor for hemoglobin synthesis?
  1. calcium
  2. copper
  3. iron
  4. magnesium
Which mineral works to regulate the acid-base balance in the human body?
  1. calcium
  2. potassium
  3. magnesium
  4. sodium
Which condition can a zinc deficiency cause?
  1. poor wound healing
  2. goiter
  3. muscle spasms
  4. osteoporosis
Which mineral is necessary for the synthesis of thyroid hormones?
  1. iron
  2. iodine
  3. copper
  4. calcium chloride
Which food is a source of iron in the diet?
  1. potato skins
  2. leafy green vegetables
  3. red meat
  4. citrus fruit
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.
The mineral required for the production of several redox enzymes, including cytochrome c oxidase, is called                   .
Magnesium is a cofactor mineral required for              formation.
Which is the primary source of chloride 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.
What symptoms can arise if a person is experiencing a calcium deficiency?

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