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ferrous

(fĕr`əs), ironiron,
metallic chemical element; symbol Fe [Lat. ferrum]; at. no. 26; at. wt. 55.845; m.p. about 1,535°C;; b.p. about 2,750°C;; sp. gr. 7.87 at 20°C;; valence +2, +3, +4, or +6. Iron is biologically significant.
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 in the +2 valencevalence,
combining capacity of an atom expressed as the number of single bonds the atom can form or the number of electrons an element gives up or accepts when reacting to form a compound.
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 state.

ferrous

[′fer·əs]
(chemistry)
The term or prefix used to denote compounds of iron in which iron is in the divalent (2+) state.

ferrous

of or containing iron in the divalent state; designating an iron(II) compound

ferrous

Containing or having to do with iron. The difference between ferrous and ferric is the number of valence electrons they contain (ferrous contains two and ferric contains three), which combine with other atoms to form molecules. See ferromagnetic, ferroelectric and ferric oxide.
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Magnussen and Ladelund (15) gave donors 330 mg of ferrous fumarate with 60 mg of ascorbic acid.
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Each group was administered with three different iron supplements carbonyl iron, ferrous sulphate and ferrous fumarate for a period of 60 days.
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Other forms, such as ferrous fumarate, ferrous succinate and ferrous saccarate, although less reactive and highly bioavailable, are off-limits to formulators because they tend to become reactive during storage and exposure to high humidity--a prevailing condition in most manufacturing plants.
Treatment of anemia with microencapsulated ferrous fumarate plus ascorbic acid supplied as sprinkles to complementary (weaning) foods.
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