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  • 1 Fatih University Istanbul Turkey
  • | 2 Middle East Technical University Ankara Turkey
  • | 3 Fatih University Istanbul Turkey
  • | 4 Ankara State Hospital Ankara Turkey
  • | 5 Delft University of Technology Interfaculty Reactor Institute Delft The Netherlands
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Bone samples from iliac crest were obtained from apparently healthy female (n = 4) and male (n = 8) subjects with ages between 15–50. Cortical and trabecular parts were separated and soft tissues like fat, muscle and blood were removed. Calcium, Mg, Na, Cl, Fe, Zn, Br, Sr, and Cs were determined by instrumental neutron activation analysis and other techniques, and their relations were discussed. Fairly good agreement was obtained with literature data. These values may serve as reference values for subjects from a Turkish population.