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n. a metallic element essential to life. The body of an average adult contains about 25 g of magnesium, concentrated mostly in the bones. Magnesium is necessary for the proper functioning of muscle and nervous tissue. It is required as a cofactor for approximately90 enzymes. A good source of magnesium is green leafy vegetables. Symbol: Mg.

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