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Aluminium is the element at position 13 in the periodic table, with symbol Al. It is found as a trace mineral within the body.

Aluminium poisoning has been linked with dementia, particularly in renal dialysis patients.

Aluminium hydroxide is used:

  • as an osmotic laxative
  • as an antacid
  • to treat hyperphosphataemia

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