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dc.contributor.authorEllul-Micallef, Roger
dc.contributor.authorGaldes, A.
dc.contributor.authorFenech, Frederick F.
dc.identifier.citationEllul-Micallef, R., Galdes, A., & Fenech, F.F. (1974). Determination of serum zinc levels in normal Maltese adults by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 9(2), 128-132.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe importance of zinc as one of the essential trace elements in the living organisms is becoming increasingly recognised. In the process of carrying out measurements to establish normal reference values for our laboratory, it was noticed that the values being obtained, generally appeared to be higher than those published in the literature where similar techniques had been employed. It is important to gain further understanding of this metal in both health and disease as it appears that zinc is essential to an important variety of metabolic processes in man. We are unable to offer a satisfactory explanation for the difference in serum zinc levels in the two groups reported in this paper. Local water does not appear to have high zinc content and Maltese soil is known to be zinc deficient. It is known however that local farmers use a zinc containing fungicide (Zineb) on a large scale.en_GB
dc.publisherThe St. Luke`s Hospital Gazetteen_GB
dc.subjectZinc in the body -- Malta -- Case studiesen_GB
dc.subjectZinc -- metabolismen_GB
dc.subjectAtomic absorption spectroscopyen_GB
dc.titleDetermination of serum zinc levels in normal Maltese adults by atomic absorption spectrophotometryen_GB
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