Trace Elements in Human and Animal Nutrition

Trace Elements in Human and Animal Nutrition

4th Edition - January 28, 1977

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  • Author: E Underwood
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323162180

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Trace Elements in Human and Animal Nutrition, Fourth Edition, explores the physiological roles of trace elements in human and animal nutrition. It looks at the needs, tolerances, and interactions of trace elements with each other and with other nutrients and compounds, and it explores how deficient, toxic, or imbalanced intakes of such elements lead to biochemical and pathological changes. It also describes ways of diagnosing and addressing such aberrant intakes of trace elements, along with their principal sources. Organized into 20 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the nature of trace elements and their mode of action, including iron, copper, molybdenum, cobalt, nickel, manganese, zinc, cadmium, chromium, iodine, selenium, fluorine, mercury, vanadium, silicon, lead, and arsenic. It then discusses the presence of these elements in animal tissues and fluids, along with their metabolism, functions, and toxicity. It also considers other elements, such as aluminum, antimony, barium, boron, bromine, germanium, lithium, rubidium, silver, strontium, tin, titanium, and zirconium. The book concludes with an analysis of the interrelationships among soil, plants, and animals. This book should be a valuable resource for students and chemists.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1 Introduction

    I. The Nature of Trace Elements

    II. Discovery of Trace Elements

    III. Mode of Action of Trace Elements

    IV. Trace Element Needs and Tolerances


    2 Iron

    I. Iron in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Iron Metabolism

    III. Iron Deficiency

    IV. Iron Requirements

    V. Sources of Iron

    VI. Iron Toxicity


    3 Copper

    I. Copper in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Copper Metabolism

    III. Copper Deficiency and Functions

    IV. Copper Requirements

    V. Copper in Human Health and Nutrition

    VI. Copper Toxicity


    4 Molybdenum

    I. Molybdenum in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Molybdenum Metabolism

    III. Requirements and Functions of Molybdenum

    IV. Sources of Molybdenum

    V. Molybdenum Toxicity


    5 Cobalt

    I. Cobalt in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Cobalt Metabolism

    III. Cobalt in Ruminant Nutrition

    IV. Cobalt in the Nutrition of Man and Other Nonruminants

    V. Cobalt Toxicity


    6 Nickel

    I. Nickel in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Nickel Metabolism

    III. Nickel Deficiency and Functions

    IV. Sources of Nickel

    V. Nickel Toxicity


    7 Manganese

    I. Manganese in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Manganese Metabolism

    III. Manganese Deficiency and Functions

    IV. Manganese Requirements

    V. Sources of Manganese

    VI. Manganese Toxicity


    8 Zinc

    I. Zinc in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Zinc Metabolism

    III. Zinc Deficiency and Functions

    IV. Zinc Requirements

    V. Sources of Zinc

    VI. Zinc Toxicity


    9 Cadmium

    I. Cadmium in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Cadmium Metabolism

    III. Sources of Cadmium

    IV. Cadmium Toxicity


    10 Chromium

    I. Chromium in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Chromium Metabolism

    III. Chromium Deficiency and Functions

    IV. Chromium Sources and Requirements

    V. Chromium Toxicity


    11 Iodine

    I. Iodine in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Iodine Metabolism

    III. Iodine Deficiency and Functions

    IV. Iodine Requirements

    V. Sources of Iodine

    VI. Goitrogenic Substances

    VII. Iodine Toxicity


    12 Selenium

    I. Selenium in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Selenium Metabolism

    III. Selenium Deficiency and Functions

    IV. Selenium Sources and Requirements

    V. Selenium and Cancer

    VI. Selenium Toxicity


    13 Fluorine

    I. Fluorine in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Fluorine Metabolism

    III. Fluorine Functions and Requirements

    IV. Sources of Fluorine

    V. Fluorine Toxicity


    14 Mercury

    I. Mercury in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Mercury Metabolism

    III. Sources of Mercury

    IV. Mercury Toxicity


    15 Vanadium

    I. Vanadium in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Vanadium Metabolism

    III. Vanadium Functions and Requirements

    IV. Sources of Vanadium

    V. Vanadium Toxicity


    16 Silicon

    I. Silicon in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Silicon Metabolism

    III. Silicon Deficiency and Functions

    IV. Silicon Requirements and Sources

    V. Silicon Toxicity


    17 Lead

    I. Lead in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Lead Metabolism

    III. Sources of Lead

    IV. Lead Toxicity


    18 Arsenic

    I. Arsenic in Animal Tissues and Fluids

    II. Arsenic Metabolism

    III. Arsenic as an Essential Element

    IV. Sources of Arsenic

    V. Arsenic Toxicity


    19 Other Elements

    I. Aluminum

    II. Antimony

    III. Barium

    IV. Boron

    V. Bromine

    VI. Germanium

    VII. Lithium

    VIII. Rubidium

    IX. Silver

    X. Strontium

    XI. Tin

    XII. Titanium

    XIII. Zirconium


    20 Soil-Plant-Animal Interrelations

    I. Introduction

    II. Soil and Water Relations in Human Health

    III. Factors Affecting Trace Element Levels in Plants

    IV. The Detection and Correction of Deficiencies and Toxicities in Animals and Man


    Author index

    Subject index

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  • No. of pages: 560
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1977
  • Published: January 28, 1977
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323162180

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