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Scurvy

scurvy

disease caused by vitamin C deficiency. The effects are due to a failure of the hydroxylation of proline residues in collagen synthesis and the consequent failure of fibroblasts to produce mature collagen.

See: hydroxyproline.


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which vitamin is important for health of bones and teeth?

... strong bones due to it's effect on calcium metabolism. Vitamin C is not directly linked with bone strength, but the lack of C eventually leads to scurvy which of course can damage one's teeth - though this is because of the damage to the connective tissue, not the teeth themselves.

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by biohazard
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:01 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: which vitamin is important for health of bones and teeth?
Replies: 13
Views: 8317

Need help!! - vitamin C

what are the usages of vitamin c within our body aside from preventing scurvy. does vitamin C contributes on making anything in our body - anything related with glucose plz help ..

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by bouncy_caramel
Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:22 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Need help!! - vitamin C
Replies: 3
Views: 1669

genetics problem, please help

Yum, but everyone likes their fecal matter elements, you know what they say, feces a day keeps scurvy away (or something like that)(lol)

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by Terry K.
Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:07 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: genetics problem, please help
Replies: 14
Views: 5901

Human evolution

... That's from a higher standard of nutrition and better medical practices and sanitation improvements. It's the same reason why we don't hear about "scurvy" or "rickets" these days. Really? You think the king wasn't well fed? And how exactly is being sick more often cause you to be shorter? better ...

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by MrMistery
Wed Oct 12, 2005 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human evolution
Replies: 48
Views: 38882

Human evolution

... That's from a higher standard of nutrition and better medical practices and sanitation improvements. It's the same reason why we don't hear about "scurvy" or "rickets" these days. And the thing about the wisdom teeth, I have never heard about that before. Will definitely have to check that out. ...

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by DJ
Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human evolution
Replies: 48
Views: 38882


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