antirachitic


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antirachitic

 [an″te-, an″ti-rah-kit´ik]
therapeutically effective against rickets.
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an·ti·ra·chit·ic

(an'tē-ră-kit'ik),
Promoting the curing of rickets or preventing its development (for example, vitamin D preparations).
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antirachitic

(ăn′tē-rə-kĭt′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Curing or preventing rickets: antirachitic drugs.

an′ti·ra·chit′ic n.
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an·ti·ra·chit·ic

(an'tē-ră-kit'ik)
Agent used to prevent the development of rickets.
[anti + G. rachitis, disease of the spine]
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antirachitic

Acting against rickets or the development of rickets.
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[13] showed that cod-liver oil aerated at the temperature of boiling water for 12 to 20 h retained its antirachitic activity in rats, but was ineffective against xerophthalmia.