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Potassium
Cardiac Skeletal muscle contraction nerve impulse conduction
Bicarbonate
Utilized for acid-base balance
Protein
Provides structural elements of cells, and are enzymes which control different cellular chemical reactions.
Phosphate
Important high energy breakdown of ATP, used in calcium metabolism and needed for production of nucleic acid
Sodium
Plays major role in elimination of water
Calcium
Necessary for bone building blood clotting muscle contraction and nerve transmission
Magnesium
Activates enzyme system to break down adenosine triphospate ATP to adenosine diphospate ADP
Chloride
First line of defense in the event of an electrolyte imbalance