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Introduction: Mineral

Description of Mineral

Mineral: A nutrient required to maintain health.
Source: National Institute of Health

Mineral: naturally occurring inorganic substance that has a definite chemical composition and an orderly internal structure, crystal form, and characteristic chemical and physical properties.
Source: CRISP

Mineral: Native, inorganic or fossilized organic substances having a definite chemical composition and formed by inorganic reactions. They may occur as individual crystals or may be disseminated in some other mineral or rock. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed).
Source: MeSH 2007

Mineral: Related Topics

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Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Mineral

Source - CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Mineral

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  • Open fracture of multiple sites of metacarpus
  • Open fracture of multiple sites of phalanx or phalanges of hand
  • Open fracture of navicular [scaphoid] bone of wrist
  • Open fracture of neck of metacarpal bone(s)
  • Open fracture of one or more phalanges of foot
  • Open fracture of one rib
  • Open fracture of other bone of wrist
  • Open fracture of other part of scapula
  • Open fracture of other specified part of pelvis
  • Open fracture of patella
  • Open fracture of phalanx or phalanges of hand, unspecified
  • Open fracture of pisiform bone of wrist
  • Open fracture of pubis
  • Open fracture of rib(s), unspecified
  • Open fracture of sacrum and coccyx with complete cauda equina lesion

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