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food science and gastroinstestinal physiology - 00229

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EFFECT OF RICKETS is deformation of bone for want of the calcifying hormone calciferol, which is synthesized on ultraviolet radiation. An X ray of normal arm and hand bones in an 18-month-old child ( left ) is compared with an X ray of the bones of a child of the
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Unformatted text preview: same age with rickets ( right ). The disease can be prevented or cured by sunlight or the ingestion of small amounts of calciferol. Loomis, W. F. Rickets. Scientific American 223 (6): 77–91, December 1970. Offprint No. 1207....
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