Molybdenum deficiency

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Molybdenum deficiency
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Molybdenum deficiency refers to the clinical consequences of inadequate supplies of molybdenum in the diet.

The amount of molybdenum required is relatively small, and molybdenum deficiency usually does not occur in natural settings.[1] However, it can occur in individuals receiving parenteral nutrition.[2][3]

Signs and symptoms[edit]

Because molybdenum deficiency in humans is extremely rare, its symptomatology is not well established.



See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University". Retrieved 2008-11-29.
  2. ^ Sardesai VM (December 1993). "Molybdenum: an essential trace element". Nutr Clin Pract. 8 (6): 277–81. doi:10.1177/0115426593008006277. PMID 8302261.
  3. ^ "Molybdenum: Mineral Deficiency and Toxicity: Merck Manual Professional". Retrieved 2008-11-29.

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