dihydroxycholecalciferol

dihydroxycholecalciferol

 [di″hi-drok″se-ko″le-kal-sif´er-ol]
a group of active metabolites of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), numbered according to the carbon atom(s) on which a hydroxyl group is substituted. 1,25-Dihydroxycholecalciferol (calcitriol) is the most active derivative; it increases intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphate, enhances bone resorption, and prevents rickets, and, because of these activities at sites distant from the site of its synthesis, is considered to be a hormone.

dihydroxycholecalciferol

(dī″hī-drŏk″sē-kō″lē-kăl-sĭf′ĕ-rŏl)
One of the vitamin D analogs and metabolites that influence the body's absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D and its analogs prevent and are used to treat rickets, osteodystrophy, hypocalcemia, and hypophosphatemia.
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Besides, 1, 25 dihydroxycholecalciferol exerts its action in maintaining euglycaemic environment in multiple ways.
The 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol level was found to be 39.6 ng/ml (the normal range is 30 to 75 ng/ml).
Descoeudres et al., "Influence of 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol on sexual dysfunction and related endocrine parameters in patients on maintenance hemodialysis," Clinical Nephrology, vol.
DeLuca, "1,25- dihydroxycholecalciferol inhibits the progression of arthritis in murine models of human arthritis," Journal of Nutrition, vol.
The influence of vitamin A on the utilization and amelioration of toxicity of cholecalciferol, 25-hydroxycholecalciferol, and 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol in young broiler chickens.
Biological activity of the vitamin D metabolite 1, 25 dihydroxycholecalciferol in chickens and rats.
Hydroxylated vitamin D (1a-hydroxycholecalciferol or 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol) therapy
The kidneys then convert 25-(OH) D3 to 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol, the active form of vitamin D.
Other effects were observed on lipolysis, gluconeogenesis, and production of 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol and [Ca.sup.2+] absorption [73, 78].
Comparison of the effects of 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol and prostaglandin E2 on orth-odontic tooth movement.