ergocalciferol


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ergocalciferol

 [er″go-kal-sif´er-ol]
vitamin D2; a sterol occurring naturally in fungi and some fish oils or synthesized from ergosterol, and similar to cholecalciferol in activity and metabolism; it is administered orally or added to food (e.g., milk) as a dietary source of vitamin D. It is also used in treatment of hypocalcemia, hypophosphatemia, rickets, and osteodystrophy associated with various medical conditions including chronic renal failure and hypoparathyroidism, administered orally, intramuscularly, or intravenously.

er·go·cal·cif·er·ol

(er'gō-kal-sif'ĕr-ol),
Activated ergosterol, the vitamin D of plant origin; it arises from ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol, which is cleaved at the 9,10 bond and develops a double bond between C-10 and C-19; used in prophylaxis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.

ergocalciferol

/er·go·cal·cif·er·ol/ (er″go-kal-sif´er-ol) vitamin D; a sterol occurring in fungi and some fish oils or synthesized from ergosterol, with similar activity and metabolism to those of cholecalciferol; used as a dietary source of vitamin D and in the treatment of hypocalcemia, hypophosphatemia, rickets, and osteodystrophy associated with a variety of disorders.

ergocalciferol

(ûr′gō-kăl-sĭf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)

ergocalciferol

er·go·cal·cif·er·ol

(ĕr'gō-kal-sif'ĕr-ol)
Activated ergosterol, the vitamin D of plant origin; it arises from ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol; used in prophylaxis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.
Synonym(s): calciferol, vitamin D2.

ergocalciferol

Vitamin D2. This is produced in the body by the action of ultraviolet light on ergosterol. Vitamin D is necessary for the normal mineralization of bone. Deficiency leads to RICKETS in growing children and bone softening (OSTEOMALACIA) in adults. The drug is on the WHO official list.

ergocalciferol

vitamin D2; calciferol; activated ergosterol; rickets-preventing (antirachitic) vitamin

er·go·cal·cif·er·ol

(ĕr'gō-kal-sif'ĕr-ol)
Activated ergosterol, the vitamin D of plant origin; used in prophylaxis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.
Synonym(s): calciferol, vitamin D2.

ergocalciferol

vitamin D2; an oil-soluble antirachitic vitamin. See also vitamin d.
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Supplements of vitamin D helped improve wintertime onset or exacerbation of atopic dermatitis in children aged 2-13 years who were randomized to oral ergocalciferol 1,000 IU in a double-blind, pilot study (Br.
Vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol is a synthetic form derived from ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol (a plant sterol); and is the pharmaceutical form.
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Cholecalciferol, 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol and ergocalciferol were all of similar effectiveness as inhibitors of lipid peroxidation but were less effective than 7-dehydrocholesterol; this was a better inhibitor of lipid peroxidation than cholesterol, though not ergosterol.
Vitamin D2 or ergocalciferol originates from the plant/fungal sterol ergosterol; D3 or cholecalciferol originates from a precursor of cholesterol when synthesized in the skin by the action of sunlight.
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Cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) is the natural animal form, and ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) is derived from plants.
Vitamin D occurs in nature in two main forms: vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol, and vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol.