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Calcification of teeth and bones on rachitic and non-rachitic diets

Karshan, M.

J. Dent. Res, 11: 64

1931


DOI: 10.3181/00379727-27-4680
Accession: 013325654

Two modifications of Steenbock's rachitogenic diet were used, one low in both Ca and P and the other low in Ca and high in P. Young rats reared on either diet showed a content of ash Ca and P 30 per cent. below the normal in the tibiae, but only 10 per cent. below the normal in the incisor teeth. After two months on these diets, 2 per cent. of cod-liver oil mixed in the diet restored both teeth and bones to normal. M. A.

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