Biology

Vitamins and their Significance to a Human Body

What are vitamins? A vitamin is one of a group of organic substances, present in minute amounts in natural foodstuffs, that are essential to normal metabolism;insufficient amounts in the diet may cause deficiency diseases. Vitamins are divided into two groups: (i) Fat-soluble Vitamins - Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble (ii) Water-soluble Vitamins - Vitamins C and all the B vitamins are water-soluble. Vitamin A (Chemical Name: Retinol) Vitamin A plays an important role in bone growth, tooth development, reproduction, cell division, gene expression, and regulation of the immune system. The

Minerals and their Significance to a Human Body

Macro ElementsCalcium(Ca) Sources: Milk,Cereals, Cheese, Green, Vegetables, Fish, Egg, Meat etcSignificance: Main component for formation of teeth and bones, blood clotting, function of nerves and muscles.Effects of deficiency : Weak teeth and bones, retarded body growth, children suffered by Rickets. Phosphorus(P) Sources: Vegetables, Soybean, Milk, Egg, Fish, Meat etc.Significance: Required for formation of teeth and bones,Synthesis of Nucleic acids.Effects of deficiency : Weak teeth and bones;retarded body growth and physiology, children suffered by Rickets. Sulphur(S) Sources: Many protein

Career Scope in Print Media

Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines and newsletters. They hold informative and entertaining content that is of general or special interest. They are published either once or da →

United Nations Organization (UNO)

History of United Nation The name "United Nations", coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt was first used in the Declaration by United Nations of 1 January 1942. In 1945, representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the United Nations Conference on International Organiza →

What is Bitcoin?

In 2009, an unknown programmer by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto put forward a whitepaper that proposed a creation of new form of digital currency - cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency functions the same way as regular currencies do in that its used as a means of exchange, unit of account and a store of va →

Medical Council of India (MCI)

Headquarter: New Delhi Function of the Organization: The Medical Council of India was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1933, now repealed, with the main function of establishing uniform standards of higher qualifications in medicine and recognition of medical qualifications →

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