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Category name:
zinc ion

Justifications and discussions

Category definition:
(Bio)transformation to a common compound: zinc ion
Category rationale:
Zinc exists in different chemical forms and the bioavailability of these forms depends on various physico-chemical parameters of which water solubility is the main determining factor. It is accepted that the actual bioavailable concentration of the zinc cation in both animals and in humans is an important determinant of toxicity.