NEET Zoology Digestion and Absorption Questions Solved


Calcium deficiency occurs in the absence of vitamin

(a) D

(b) C

(C) E

(d) B

Audio Explanation:


(a) Vitamin-D (calciferol/antirachitic factor) mainly helps in Ca/P balance in the body fluids. It increases absorption of calcium from intestine so, it is necessary for formation of healthy bones and teeth Deficiency of vitamin-D causes increased loss of Ca+ in urine, so, no Ca- gets deposited in the bones. This cause rickets in children and in pregnant woman it causes osteomalacia.

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