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 (dī-hī′drō-tə-kĭs′tə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n. Abbr. DHT
A semisynthetic analog of vitamin D, C28H45OH, formerly prescribed in the treatment of hypocalcemia.
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Studies of calcium and phosphorous metabolism with special reference to pathogenesis and effects of dihydrotachysterol (AT 10) and Iron.
Two studies (n=97) compared calcitriol with other vitamin D preparations of dihydrotachysterol or ergocalciferol and both found no significant differences in growth between preparations.
In contrast, hypercalcemia induced by intoxication with longer lasting preparations such as dihydrotachysterol, vitamin D3 and vitamin [D.

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