Vitamin - d, Biology

VITAMIN - D

  1. Also known as Calciferol / Anti ricket vitamin / sun shine vitamin.
  2. It is necessary for bones & teeth.
  3. It is synthesized in presence of UV rays of sunlight in the skin.
  4. It regulates absorption of calcium & phosphorus.
  5. Cod liver oil is the best source of vitamin D.
  6. Other sources are spleen, egg & milk.
  7. Deficiency of vitamin D causes rickets in children (bending & swelling of joint leading to bow legs, pigeon chest)
  8. Deficiency of vitamin D causes ostiomalesia (softening of bone) in adults.
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