- a topical preparation containing fat soluble vitamins a and d usually in a lanolin petrolatum base, a and d ointment promotes healing of minor burns, rashes, sunburn, skin irritations, and acne; and prevents diaper rash. Vitamin a is essential for diverse cellular functions, immune system functions, and maintenance of mucous membranes, while vitamin d regulates calcium and phosphorous metabolism. (nci04)
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