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cholecalciferol

 [ko″le-kal-sif´er-ol]
vitamin D3, an oil-soluble vitamin used in the prevention of rickets. See also vitamin.

cho·le·cal·cif·er·ol

(kō'lē-kal-sif'er-ol),
Probably the vitamin D of animal origin found in the skin, fur, and feathers of animals and birds exposed to sunlight, and also in butter, brain, fish oils, and egg yolk. Synonym(s): vitamin D3
Synonym(s): calciol

cholecalciferol

/cho·le·cal·ci·fer·ol/ (ko″lĕ-kal-sif´er-ol) vitamin D; a hormone synthesized in the skin on irradiation of 7-dehydrocholesterol or obtained from the diet; it is activated when metabolized to 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol. It is used as an antirachitic and in the treatment of hypocalcemic tetany and hypoparathyroidism.

cholecalciferol

(kō′lĭ-kăl-sĭf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)

cholecalciferol

vitamin D3

A vitamin synthesised in the skin upon exposure to ultraviolet light.

cho·le·cal·cif·er·ol

(kō'lĕ-kal-sif'ĕr-ol)
The vitamin D of animal origin found in the skin, fur, and feathers of animals and birds exposed to sunlight, and also in butter, fish oils, and egg yolk.
Synonym(s): vitamin D3.

cholecalciferol

Colecalciferol, vitamin D3, the natural form of the vitamin, formed in the skin by the action of the ultraviolet component of sunlight on 7-dehydrocholesterol. As a drug, the vitamin is usually formulated along with calcium for the treatment of calcium deficiency or OSTEOPOROSIS. Brand names are Cacit D3, Calceos and Calcichew.

cholecalciferol

vitamin D3

cholecalciferol

vitamin D3, an oil-soluble antirachitic vitamin. See also vitamin d.
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