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 (kō′lĭ-kăl-sĭf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)


(Biochemistry) a compound occurring naturally in fish-liver oils, used to treat rickets. Formula: C27H44O. Also: vitamin D3 See also calciferol

vitamin D

any of the several fat-soluble, antirachitic vitamins D1, D2, D3, occurring in milk and fish-liver oils, esp. cod and halibut: essential for the formation of normal bones and teeth.

vitamin D1

a form of vitamin D obtained by ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol.

vitamin D2


vitamin D3

a form of vitamin D, C27H43OH, occurring in fish-liver oils, that differs from vitamin D2 by slight structural differences in the molecule. Also called cholecalciferol.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cholecalciferol - a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents ricketscholecalciferol - a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
ergosterol - a plant sterol that is converted into vitamin D by ultraviolet radiation
fat-soluble vitamin - any vitamin that is soluble in fats
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The diagnosis of rickets was ruled out, together with other possible causes of hyperhidrosis and the patient returned to his regular daily dosage of 500 IU of cholecalciferol.
Cholecalciferol is synthesized in the skin by exposure to ultraviolet light, and then hydroxylated at 25 and 1 carbon positions, in the liver and kidneys, to produce 25- hydroxy vitamin D, (25(OH)D) and 1,25 dihydroxy vitamin D (1,25(OH)2D) respectively.
Vitamin D2 is also known as Ergocalciferol which is present in plants, and a few fish, while vitamin D3 also known as Cholecalciferol, is synthesized in the skin when exposed to the sunlight.
Cholecalciferol administration, UV-B light supplementation, and elastic, therapeutic taping were effective treatments for osteodystrophy and secondary angular limb deformities due to hypovitaminosis D.
Instead, the neonate receives vitamin D in its parent form of cholecalciferol in breast milk.
Group I was conserved with one capsule of cholecalciferol (D-ZAK50) where each capsule contains 50,000 I.
Through investigating the effects of the vitamin D supplement cholecalciferol as well as another pharmacological compound the research group have demonstrated a 50% reduction in lesion presentation in a mouse model.
Editor's Note: "Mortality may be decreased by ensuring adequate vitamin D concentrations through supplementation with ergocalciferol or cholecalciferol within 30 days of hospitalization," the authors write.
The molecule 7-dehydrocholesterol is a precursor of skin synthesis of cholecalciferol.
The drug contains cholecalciferol 500mcg - a type of vitamin D used to combat deficiency in adults and adolescents.