ferric iron and ferric citrate

17:10 Jul 25, 2015
English to Norwegian (Bokmal) translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Pharmaceuticals
English term or phrase: ferric iron and ferric citrate
My medical dicitionary translates 'ferric' to 'jern' (or 'ferri), so I assume that 'ferric citrate' might become 'jern-citrat'. If so, what is 'ferric iron'?
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liz askew


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Whether iron is in the ferrous or ferric state depends on the ionic charge of the iron cation, which can either exist in the +2 or +3 oxidation state. Iron is a metal and will therefore take a positive charge. Iron happens to be, more specifically, a transition metal so it can form multiple positive ions. The -ous ending means it is in the lower oxidation state (+2) and the*** -ic ending means it is in the higher oxidation state (+3)***.

Oksidasjonstal | QuickiWiki

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Oksidasjonstal vert i nomenklaturen skildra ved hjelp av romartal. Til dømes har Fe3+, også kalla jern(III), oksidasjonstal III. Det er varierande praksis for om me ...

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Norsk legemiddelhåndbok - L4.1.1 Jernmedikamenter
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May 15, 2013 - L4.1.1.2 Jern III-verdig til parenteral administrasjon ... Ferrosaltene absorberes tre ganger bedre enn ferrisaltene (3-verdig jern). Variasjonene i de ulike ... Innholdet i preparatene er angitt som mg jern (Fe++). Voksne: ...

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sure, I don't know Norwegian, but I couldn't find "ferrijern"

all I know is that ferric iron is trivalent so perhaps it is expressed differently in Norweigan, rather than a direct "ferrijern"...

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I've just found it!!!

Jern - Institutt for biovitenskap
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8 May 2015 - Under aerobe forhold blir det ofte jernmangel fordi Fe3+ danner ... I jord med oksygen finnes jern vanligvis som *** ferrijern (Fe3+)*** og blir bli tatt ...

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Regulering av jernbalansen - Tidsskrift for Den norske ...
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11 Aug 2014 - Det ioniseres til Fe3+ ved hjelp av magesyren og må reduseres til toverdig ... Jern eksporteres via ferroportin, oksideres til ***ferrijern*** av hefestin ...

liz askew
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Asker: Hi Liz, I have established that both terms refer to 'ferric' and that 'ferric citrate' should be translated to 'ferricitrat'. But what about 'ferric iron'? Du you think I could use 'ferrijern'? Sounds a bit weird to me...

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agree  Stein Erik Buchardt: As confirmed in this reference the Norwegian term for ferric iron is "treverdig jern".
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