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phosphates

Salts or esters of phosphoric acids or salts or esters containing a phosphorus atom. Most of the body phosphate is combined with calcium in the bones and teeth but an important fraction occurs in the blood and in all cells. Phosphates help to stabilize the pH of the blood and other tissue fluids and occur in the ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE (ATP) which stores and releases energy in cells. They are also important groups in the structure of DNA and RNA NUCLEOTIDES.
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'This value is higher or equivalent to several sources of phosphate rock materials or water-soluble phosphate sources (Triple Super Phosphate).
(TAP) -- The Gafsa Phosphate Company (CPG) is eying a 55% rise in the quantities of phosphate sales by the end of 2019, to stand at 4.5 million tonnes, provided some conditions are met.
[USA], Aug 24 (ANI): If you are consuming more phosphate in your diet, it could result in an increase in blood pressure and pulse rate, according to a study.
Le travail a ete bloque a cause des sit-in qui se sont declenches au bassin minier et ont cause l'arret total de la production et le transport du phosphate, a-t-il encore fait savoir.
An LMU study has found that phosphate concentrations that exceed the daily intake required for health maintenance by more than fivefold can damage kidney function in healthy cats.
Despite its importance, the accumulation of phosphate can produce deleterious effects.
Many soil fungi are known to solubilize inorganic phosphates; these fungi play an important role in supplementing of phosphorus to the plants, allowing a sustainable use of phosphate fertilizers (Illmer and Schinner, 1992; Omar, 1998; Gyaneshwar et al, 2002).
Nancollas, "Crystallization of calcium phosphates. A constant composition study," Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol.
The production of commercial phosphate by the Gafsa Phosphates Company (CPG) was approximately 908 thousand tons in the first quarter of the current year while the goal was to achieve an estimated production of 1 million 544 thousand tons, recording a difference of nearly 41pc.
With Saudi Arabia launching phosphate production, Jordan and Morocco have new competition in the region.
ICL Performance Products (ICL-PP), a global specialty phosphate producer.
First to be undertaken is a detailed review of currently available and emerging information on the functionality and properties of phosphates in foods.