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Chapter 14 - A& D can be toxic Vitamin A ~ essential for...

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Chapter 14: Vitamin and Mineral Replacement Vitamins- organic chemicals that are necessary for normal metabolic functions and for tissue growth and healing. Fat Soluble Vitamins---A, D, E, and K are metabolized slowly stored in fatty tissue, liver, and muscle in significant amounts are excreted in urine at a slow rate
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Unformatted text preview: A & D can be toxic Vitamin A ~ essential for the maintenance of epithelial tissues, skin, eyes, hair, and bone and teeth growth and reproduction. ~ excess doses can be toxic (Hypervitaminosis A) ~ teratogenic effect on fetus ~...
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