phosphorus


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a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells

a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky

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Even though phosphorus is a vital nutrient for humans, animals and crops, it can cause problems in watersheds.
Unused phosphorus also ties up certain mineral nutrients, preventing them from being absorbed by the body," Bregitzer says.
The Americans saying that they're only using artillery-delivered white phosphorus as a smoke screen, but the group warned against employing it "to attack personnel on the ground or material objects," Mary Wareham, the advocacy director of HRW's arms division, told RT.
Horrific civilian harm from previous use of white phosphorus has generated public outrage and this latest use of white phosphorus underscores the urgent need for states to strengthen international law relating to incendiary weapons," Goose said.
Thereafter, the concentrations of osteocalcin, FGF23, PTH, 1,25-(OH)2D3, total calcium, and inorganic phosphorus were measured using the frozen serum samples.
Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the levels of available phosphorus (AP) in diets for pigs with high genetic potential aged 55-90 days on the hematological, biochemical, and bone performance parameters.
Date presented in Table-1 indicated that application of phosphorus 40 kg [P.
Farmers in the region are generally careful to apply only as much fertilizer as needed, and King's measurements indicated that only around 2% of that phosphorus was lost through runoff.
From 1949 until 2001, FMC operated the world's largest elemental phosphorus plant in Power County just west of Pocatello.
The phosphorus contents of plant tissue are commonly ranging between 0.
Hypophosphatemia, in which the body contains an abnormally low level of phosphorus, may occur in some forms of kidney disease and malabsorption syndrome (coeliac disease).
DALLAS--More than one-third of Americans have a high dietary phosphorus intake and an all-cause mortality rate that is more than double that of Americans with lower dietary phosphorus consumption, based on a large observational study.
ClickPress, Mon Sep 30 2013] The phosphorus and its derivatives market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.
Phosphorus is widely used in agriculture and is an essential component in fertilisers and animal feed, but it is a resource that has no substitute.