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1

what are the five functions? Copper

 Prevention of anemia
 Formation of myelin sheath around nerves  Elastin & collagen synthesis
 Oxidation
 Pigmentation

2

what are the five deficiency symptoms? Copper

Cardiovascular defect
 Anemia
 Bone fragility
 Degeneration of nervous
system
 Defect in pigmentation &
hair

3

whats the cardiovascular defect in a deficiency? Copper

aneurysm

4

whats the name of the syndrome in the deficiency symptom of a Defect in pigmentation & hair? Copper

 Menke’s kinky hair
syndrome
 Genetic

5

what are the six toxicity symptoms? Copper

 Nausea, vomiting  Liver & kidney
damage
 Convulsions  Metallic Taste  Tachycardia

6

where can drinking what give toxicity? Copper

Drinking acidic juices in copperware

7

what are the two things that happen with the body with menke's kinky hair syndrome if its genetic? Copper

 Intestinal cells cannot release Cu to blood, resulting in Cu
deficiency
 Low levels of serum Cu & ceruloplasmin

8

what are the four things that happen with the body with menke's kinky hair syndrome if it develops? Copper

 Growth failure
 Abnormal connective tissue, mental retardation  Kinky hair due to decreased sulfur bridges

9

whats the DRI? Copper

900 μg

10

what are the six food sources? Copper

 Liver, shellfish  Nuts, whole grains  Raisins, legumes
(rich in mitochondria)