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Elements And The Human Body

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Published on December 17, 2008

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Oxygen Oxygen is present in water and other compounds. Oxygen is necessary for respiration. You will find this element in the lungs, since about 20% of the air you breathe is oxygen. (From about.com) This is liquid oxygen. Liquid oxygen is blue. Warwick Hillier, Australia National University, Canberra This is the atomic model for oxygen. Click it to see what NASA has to say about it.

Oxygen is present in water and other compounds.

Oxygen is necessary for respiration. You will find this element in the lungs, since about 20% of the air you breathe is oxygen. (From about.com)

Carbon We eat carbon and our bodies uses it for structure and our daily functions. Anything that has carbon in it is considered organic. U.S. Geological Survey Photograph of graphite, one of the forms of elemental carbon. From Chemicalelements.com

We eat carbon and our bodies uses it for structure and our daily functions. Anything that has carbon in it is considered organic.

Hydrogen It bonds with the oxygen in our bodies to make water. H2O. Hubble Space Telescope, photo PR96-27B NGC 604, a region of ionized hydrogen in the Triangulum Galaxy Click here to see what Steve Spangler does with oxygen and hydrogen

It bonds with the oxygen in our bodies to make water. H2O.

Nitrogen Nitrogen is almost 80% of the atmosphere. Your body uses it to make nucleic acids and proteins. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Electron_shell_007_Nitrogen.svg

Nitrogen is almost 80% of the atmosphere. Your body uses it to make nucleic acids and proteins.

Calcium Your body needs this element for strong bones and teeth. It also uses it for movement and blood clots. Calcium is a soft grayish metallic element. Read more about it by clicking the picture. http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/C/calcium.html This is the gap between nerve cells. Calcium helps trigger the release of signals which produces movement. Click picture for more information.

Your body needs this element for strong bones and teeth. It also uses it for movement and blood clots.

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