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Vitamin D2 has a strong inhibitory effect against bladder tumor promotion by sodium saccharin and induces cell differentiation in leukemia cells. Vitamin D2 has also been shown to be an inhibitor of DNA polymerase. Vitamin D with calcium is used to treat or prevent bone loss (osteoporosis). Vitamin D is also used with other medications to treat low levels of calcium or phosphate caused by certain disorders (such as hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, familial hypophosphatemia). It may be used in kidney disease to keep calcium levels normal and allow normal bone growth.
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Maryka H. Bhattacharyya.; H.F. DeLuca. Subcellular location of rat liver calciferol-25-hydroxylase. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 1974, 160 (1),58-62 .
Hazard Statements: H301-H311-H330-H372
Toxic if swallowed. Toxic in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P301+P310a-P304+P340-P320-P330-P405-P501a
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Rinse mouth. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.