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Molybdenum Toxicity

By

Larry E. Johnson

, MD, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Reviewed/Revised Jul 2023
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Molybdenum (Mo) is a component of coenzymes necessary for the activity of xanthine oxidase, sulfite oxidase, and aldehyde oxidase.

A case of molybdenum toxicity may have occurred in 1961; it caused goutlike symptoms and abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, and kidneys.

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