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 (kăl′sĭ-trī′ôl′, -ōl′)
The active metabolite of vitamin D, C27H44O3, that is synthesized in the kidneys and liver from vitamin D2 or vitamin D3 and acts as a calcium-regulating hormone. A synthetic form is used as a drug to treat hypocalcemia, bone disease caused by renal failure, and, in topical preparations, psoriasis.



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5 g/ day), oral calcitriol (up to 4 pg/day), intravenous calcium gluconate (2.
In a recent study that included a group of older, disabled community-dwelling women without CKD, increased serum FGF-23 was an independent risk factor for incident CKD after adjustment for other potential confounders, including age, race, basal renal function, phosphate, calcitriol, and PTH (11).
Rockwell) announced the FDA approval of the Company's Supplemental Abbreviated New Drug Application (sANDA) to manufacture Calcitriol - the Company's low-cost generic active vitamin D drug.
Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, the precursor to the hormonally active form of the vitamin known as calcitriol, have been found to be lower in autistic individuals compared with those who do not have the condition.
Vitamin D3 then circulates in the blood and is transported to the liver, where it is converted to 25-hydroxy-vitamin D [25(OH)D], This is often called a prehormone as it eventually gets converted in the kidneys and in many tissues to the hormone 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D (also called calcitriol, or activated vitamin D).
Data from a randomized trial of 75 patients found calcitriol ointment to be significantly more effective against target lesions and better tolerated by patients than calcipotriene ointment (Br.
The treatment involves giving mice that exhibit MS symptoms a single dose of calcitriol, the active hormone form of vitamin D, followed by ongoing vitamin D supplements through the diet.
All vit D metabolites bind the VDRs, but most of the biological effects are likely mediated by calcitriol due to its greater receptor affinity.
Las estrategias para el tratamiento de la hipocalcemia postoperatoria, comprenden la administracion de calcitriol antes de la cirugia, la monitorizacion estrecha de los niveles de calcio y el suplemento agresivo de calcitriol y calcio tras la cirugia (3).
It is further converted in the kidneys to calcitriol, the powerful active form of the vitamin that acts as a hormone.
Rockwell is preparing to launch its FDA approved generic drug called Calcitriol to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism in dialysis patients.
Both forms are converted in the liver to the body's main storage form of vitamin D, known as calcidiol, and then in the kidneys to the physiologically active form, or calcitriol.
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