Trace Elements and Iron in Human Metabolism

  • Ananda Shiva Prasad

Part of the Topics in Hematology book series (TOHE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Essential Elements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ananda Shiva Prasad
      Pages 3-15
    3. Ananda Shiva Prasad
      Pages 17-54
    4. Ananda Shiva Prasad
      Pages 55-62
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      Pages 63-75
    6. Ananda Shiva Prasad
      Pages 77-157
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      Pages 159-189
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      Pages 191-201
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      Pages 203-214
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      Pages 215-250
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      Pages 251-346
  3. Toxic Elements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Ananda Shiva Prasad
      Pages 349-362
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      Pages 363-370
    4. Ananda Shiva Prasad
      Pages 371-381
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 383-392

About this book


Each year, it becomes more apparent that trace elements play an important role in human metabolism. The concept is no longer new. The literature on the subject is voluminous. Dr. Prasad, who has been interested in this field for many years, has undertaken the enormous task of bringing our knowledge together in a comprehensive fashion. This monograph should prove very informative and extremely useful to everyone who is concemed with human disease and with the maintenance of good health. His coverage of the subject is broad. Because ofthe importance of iron, in addition to "trace" elements, in human metabolism and nutrition, a chapter dealing with iron has been included. Maxwell M. Wintrobe, M.D. vii PREFACE It has been known for several decades that many elements are present in living tissues, but it was not possible to measure their precise concentra­ tions until recently. They were therefore referred to as occurring in "trace" amounts, and this practice led to the use of the term "trace elements." Although techniques now available are such that virtually alI trace elements can be determined with reasonable accuracy, the designation "trace ele­ ments" remains in popular usage.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Ananda Shiva Prasad
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Medicine and Department of Medicine, Harper-Grace HospitalWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Administration HospitalAllen ParkUSA

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