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Molybdenum deficiency

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Molybdenum deficiency refers to the clinical consequences of inadequate supplies of molybdenum
Molybdenum , is a Group 6 chemical element with the symbol Mo and atomic number 42. The name is from Neo-Latin Molybdaenum, from Ancient Greek , meaning lead, itself proposed as a loanword from Anatolian Luvian and Lydian languages, since its ores were confused with lead ores...

 in the diet.

The amount of molybdenum required is relatively small, and molybdenum deficiency usually doesn't occur in natural settings. However, it can occur in individuals receiving parenteral nutrition.