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Vitamin D

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  1. a group of fat-soluble prohormones, the two major forms of which are vitamin D2 (or ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (or cholecalciferol)

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  2. Vitamin D3 is produced in skin exposed to sunlight, specifically ultraviolet B radiation

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  3. plays an important role in the maintenance of organ systems

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  4. regulates the calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood by promoting their absorption from food in the intestines, and by promoting re-absorption of calcium in the kidneys, which enables normal mineralization of bone and prevents hypocalcemic tetany

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  5. Several forms (vitamers) of vitamin D have been discovered

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