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Phosphorus

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Phosphorus is found in the nucleus of every cell.
Red phosphorus is one of several forms taken by this element.

Red phosphorus is one of several forms taken by this element.

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Phosphorus is part of nucleic acids, energy compounds, and phosphate buffers. The element is incorporated into the bones, combines with other elements including iron, potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium. It is necessary for sexual function and reproduction, muscle growth, and to supply nutrients to the nerves.

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