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Phosphorus, Dietary

"Phosphorus, Dietary" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Phosphorus used in foods or obtained from food. This element is a major intracellular component which plays an important role in many biochemical pathways relating to normal physiological functions. High concentrations of dietary phosphorus can cause nephrocalcinosis which is associated with impaired kidney function. Low concentrations of dietary phosphorus cause an increase in calcitriol in the blood and osteoporosis.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Phosphorus, Dietary" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Phosphorus, Dietary" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 16 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1998 and 2010 and 2013 and 2016 and 2019
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