Similar term(s): Na.
Sodium is an essential element (chemical formula: Na) that the body needs to
function properly, in order to regulate blood pressure and blood volume and for
the functioning of muscles and nerves.
Sodium occurs naturally in most foods, mainly as sodium chloride (NaCl), but
also in other forms such as sodium nitrate, sodium phosphate, or sodium
For more information on the table of chemical elements see: Web
Periodical table of