phosphorus chemical element

Its functions in our bodies

  1. The main function of phosphorus is in the formation of bones and teeth. It plays an important role in how the body uses carbohydrates and fats. It is also needed for the body to make protein for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues.

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examples of phosphorus

oats, navy beans, green peas

• Physical condition/disease caused by deficiency

Rickets is a disorder caused by a lack of vitamin D, calcium, or phosphate. Aphysical exam reveals tenderness or pain in the bones, but not in the joints The goals of treatment are to relieve symptoms and correct the cause of the condition.a condition that results from a .However, even modest reductions in physical activity can lead to bone loss (see form of rickets and osteomalacia that is caused by phosphate deficiency.