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Descriptor in English: Zinc
Descriptor in Spanish: Zinc
Descriptor in Portuguese: Zinco
Descriptor in French: Zinc
Tree number(s): D01.268.556.940
D01.268.956.906
D01.552.544.940
SP4.097.063.859
Scope note: A metallic element of atomic number 30 and atomic weight 65.38. It is a necessary trace element in the diet, forming an essential part of many enzymes, and playing an important role in protein synthesis and in cell division. Zinc deficiency is associated with ANEMIA, short stature, HYPOGONADISM, impaired WOUND HEALING, and geophagia. It is known by the symbol Zn.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
DF deficiency
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
See also the descriptors: Zinc Isotopes MeSH
Zinc Radioisotopes MeSH
DeCS UI: 15427
Descriptor UI: D015032
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Zinc - Preferred
Concept UI M0023131
Scope note A metallic element of atomic number 30 and atomic weight 65.38. It is a necessary trace element in the diet, forming an essential part of many enzymes, and playing an important role in protein synthesis and in cell division. Zinc deficiency is associated with ANEMIA, short stature, HYPOGONADISM, impaired WOUND HEALING, and geophagia. It is known by the symbol Zn.
Preferred term Zinc



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