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Papers from a large symposium held in January 1977 at the Asilomar Conference Center, California. Biochemistry; metabolism and regulation; intestinal, skeletal, and renal actions; assays; nutritional functions; and clinical applications. The clinical part of the text concerns osteomalacia and rickets, osteoporosis, renal osteodystophy, renal failure, renal tubular syndromes, hepatobiliary disease, anticonvulsant drugs, and parathyroid-gland disease. The collection is not a coherent and readable introduction to this rapidly growing field of clinical investigation but it does give a detailed and wide survey of current research and views to those already familiar with the past decade's progress with vitamin D.
Vitamin D. Biochemical, Chemical, and Clinical Aspects Related to Calcium Metabolism.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:647. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-5-647_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(5):647.
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