cholecalciferol

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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

(kō′lĭ-kăl-sĭf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)

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.