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Minerals.

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Apart from organic chemicals such as C, H, O, N, human body needs inorganic chemical elements, called minerals, for a wide range of functions.

These elements are present in die form of ions.

Minerals help maintain the volume of water necessary to life processes in the body.

Depending on their necessity and amount for the normal functioning of metabolisms, these are divided into :

  • Macroelements (required in amount more than 1 gm)
  • Microelements (required in trace amounts less than 1 gm)

Deficiency of any of these leads to metabolic disorders.

Important Minerals Required in Animal Bodies :

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1AjantaAurangabad ( Maharashtra )25Howrah BridgeKolkata ( West Bengal )
2Akbar's TombSikandara ( Uttar Pradesh )26Island PalaceUdaipur ( Rajasthan )
3Amarnath CaveKashmir ( Jammu & Kashmir )27Itmad - ud - Daulah's TombAgra ( Uttar Pradesh )
4Amber PalaceJaipur ( Rajasthan )28Jagannath TemplePuri ( Orissa )
5Anand BhavanAllahabad ( Uttar Pradesh )29Jama MasjidDelhi ( Delhi )
6Bhakra DamPunjab ( Punjab )30Jantar MantarNew Delhi ( Delhi )
7Birla PlanetariumKolkata ( West Bengal )31Jog ( Geresoppa ) FallsMysore ( Karnataka )
8Black PagodaKonark ( Orissa )32Kailasanath TemplesEllora ( Maharashtra )
9Bodhisattva ( Ajanta Caves ) Aurangabad ( Maharashtra )33Kanyakumari TemplesKanyakumari ( Tamil Nadu )
10Brihadeeswara TempleTanjore ( Tamil Nadu )34Khajuraho TemplesBhopal ( Madhya Pradesh )
11Brindavan GardensMysore ( Karnataka )35Konark TemplePuri ( Orissa )
12Buland DarwazaFatepur Sikri ( Uttar Pradesh )36Lal Bagh GardensBangalore ( Karnataka )

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