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Flashcards in Silicon Deck (11):
1

sources of silicon

banana, green beans, root veg
whole grain, beer

2

_____ and ____ inhibit absorption of silicon

dietery fiber and molybdenum inhibit absorption

3

silicon is found in the blood in what form

free and bound

4

function of silicon

bone, CT, cartilage formation, growth, dev

5

silicon _____ collagen synthesis

stimulates

6

silicon acts as a ______ agent contributing to structural integrity of CT

cross linking agent

7

silicon is excreted in the

urine

8

S&S in animals of deficiency

- small, less flexible bones
- decr femoral and vertebral mineral [ ] s
- skull deformation
- increase plasma phosphatase
-decreases bone collagen
-increases collagen break down

9

clinical indication of silicon supplementation

brittle nail syndrome

10

toxicity of Si present as

kidney stones
silicosis (silica dust = fibrosis of lungs)

11

silicon decreases _____ absorption and increast _____ excretion

aluminum, aluminum