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Oxygen O

Water, gas O2 energy production

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Carbon C

Component of all organic molecules

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Hydrogen H

Water and most compounds

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Nitrogen N

In proteins, nucleus acids, other organic cmpds

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Calcium Ca

Bones, teeth Membrane function, nerve impulses Muscle contraction, blood clotting

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Phosphorus P

Bones, teeth, nucleic acids , hi-energy cmpds

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Potassium K

Membrane function Nerve impulses, muscle contraction

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Sodium Na

Blood volume, membrane function Nerve impulses, muscle contraction

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Chlorine Cl

Blood volume, membrane function Water absorption

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Magnesium Mg

Cofactor for many enzymes

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Sulfur S

Proteins

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Iron Fe

Oxygen transport Energy

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Iodine I

Hormones of thyroid gland