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Lithium

Lithium

The lightest alkali metal, although it has the largest hydrated cation. Important as an antidepressant and is thought to act by inhibiting the regeneration of inositol from IP3 and thus reducing the efficiency of the phosphatidyl inositol signalling pathways.


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List of enterohepatically cycled nutrients?

... 1.6% potassium) 12% Fatty acids 9% Cholesterol 7% Proteins 5% OTHER ?% copper ?% chromium ?% iron ?% zinc ?% manganese ?% molybdenum ?% lithium ?% cobalt ?% nickel ?% boron ?% calcium ?% vitamin b12 ?% folate ?% vitamin d ?% mercury ?% lead ?% cadmium 3% Bilirubin 3% Phospholipids

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by lourat
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:18 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: List of enterohepatically cycled nutrients?
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Possibilities for Alien Life

... of the woods. Possibly areas near the center of the galaxy or around globular clusters might be good candidates for such a planet. I realize using lithium presents something of a problem, but the lack of oxygen that would be present in such an environment makes silicon a practical alternative to ...

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by alextemplet
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:23 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possibilities for Alien Life
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Possibilities for Alien Life

... use Earth/like chemistry with shift in periodic table is not much possible, if you wished to keep Earth/universal element properties. that is, lithium is much more reactive, than hydrogen and it forms different kind of substances. Also, replacing carbon with silica is not good choice, as silica ...

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by JackBean
Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:55 am
 
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Topic: Possibilities for Alien Life
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Possibilities for Alien Life

... One idea I'm toying with is a planet where all biochemistry is exactly like earth but moved one row down on the periodic table; for example, lithium would replace hydrogen, silicon would replace carbon, etc. This would produce broadly similar chemistry to earth-like systems, although the ...

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by alextemplet
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:51 am
 
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Topic: Possibilities for Alien Life
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Re: Big bang and Evoluion

... the hydrogen started to fuse together to form helium atoms, which is how the first significant amounts of helium formed. In time some lithium also formed, though in small amounts. The first stars were short lived (a few million years only), and the final collapse of each formed a black ...

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by skeptic
Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:18 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Big bang and Evoluion
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