Studies in mineral metabolism. XXXVI. Fluorine metabolism in rats and bovines

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    1. Appreciable amounts of fluorine is retained by bovines and rats on rations to which fluorine has been added. Bovines retain approximately 0.2 grm. and rats 1 mgm. of F per day under the conditions of the experiment. 2. The percentage F occurring normally in ash of rats varies from 0.039 to 0.05. 3. The ash per 100 grams empty weight in rats is increased by fluorine feeding. 4. Fluorine causes a decreased retention of both calcium and phosphorus in rats, a slight increase in calcium retention and a pronounced decrease in the phosphorus retention of bovines.