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Mary asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 9 years ago

what is the function of hydrogen in the human body?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Hydrogen has a diverse role in the human body. It is found in nearly every molecule in the body and is really a part of every function in that respect. One way to actually answer your question with some specifics though would be to say that hydrogen is used quote often in enzyme reactions and to create proton gradients as a way to store/generate energy. Additionally it is used in hydrochloric acid and others as a proton source for digestion.

    In reality though, you can't really establish a list of functions for hydrogen because it is involved in everything.

    Source(s): Biochemistry PhD.
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  • 3 years ago

    Hydrogen Function

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  • Aimee
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    4 years ago

    Main purpose of oxygen in the human body is to help in the oxidative process whereby heat/engery is produced in the form of NADPH, which is used in glucose break down to create engery. An example outside of the human body would be a lit candle with a jar over it. The flame will die out because oxygen is not present to create engery (in the form of heat). This can also be applied to fuel. Though, the process is far more complex in the human body.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Be part of water.

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