Calcium - mineral elements, Biology

CALCIUM

It is the most abundant mineral of animal body.

Calcium is available in all types of vegetables, grain, milk, cheese, eggs, fish and butter.

By its deficiency rickets, tetanus & paget disease is caused.

For absorption of Ca PTH is must.

It helps in -

(a) Formation of bones and teeth.

(b) It is required for exocytosis of endocrine glands.

(c) Transmission between nerves and muscles.

(d) Working of muscles.

(e) Blood clotting.

(f) Membrane permeability.

(g) As constituent of calcium pectate in middle lamella.

(h) As constituent of exoskeleton of many invertebrates and molluscan shells. (i) It acts as activator of some enzymes like ATP-ase, phospholipase, etc.

(j) To control heart beat.

Posted Date: 10/9/2012 2:41:07 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Calcium - mineral elements, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Calcium - mineral elements, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Calcium - mineral elements Discussions

Write discussion on Calcium - mineral elements
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
What is the function of the umbilical cord? The umbilical cord haves blood vessels which convey blood among the fetus and the placenta.

Functional properties of food lipids Chemically, fats and oils, as you may already know by now, are a combination of glycerol and fatty acids. The glycerol molecule has three s

Cholesterol is the precursor of the five major classes of steroid hormones.The synthesis of steroid hormones is initiated by the removal of a six-carbon unit  from  carbon  20  of

State the Definition of respiration Respiration is an act of breathing. (i.e. rise and fall of the chest).  Respiration hastwo parts i.e. inhalation and exhalation. When we bre

What is omnispective classification

Explain The Estimated Average Intake (EAR)? Considering that the nutrient requirements follow a normal distribution, the EAR is defined as 'the median usual intake that meets t

Explain Dough Formation   Gluten is the protein found in wheat. A unique property of gluten proteins of wheat grain endosperm (and  to  a   lesser extent of rye and  barley  g

What are ganglia? Ganglia (singular ganglion), or neural ganglia, are structures located outside the central nervous system (for instance, beside the spinal column or near visc

Explain about the Integumentary Tissues? The skin, hair and nails covering and protecting the body are the intengumentary tissues. Depigmentation of hair and wrinkling of skin

Presenting Features Anterior abdominal wall and anterior bladder wall is deficient and on the surface everted posterior wall of bladder with two ureteric orifices is seen.