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Zinc MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Zinc
Tree Number(s)
D01.268.556.940
D01.268.956.906
D01.552.544.940
Unique ID
D015032
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015032
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.
Pharm Action
Trace Elements
Registry Number
J41CSQ7QDS
Related Numbers
7440-66-6
See Also
Zinc Isotopes
Zinc Radioisotopes
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Zinc Preferred
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