calcitriol

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cal·ci·tri·ol

 (kăl′sĭ-trī′ôl′, -ōl′)
n.
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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calcitriol

n calcitriol m
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The patient symptoms improved significantly and was discharged on calcium supplements and Calcitriol (Rocaltrol 0.25 mcg) with a calcium level of 2.1 mmol/L.
Sixty-nine percent were already receiving low-dose oral calcitriol (Rocaltrol, mainly given post-dialysis), 19% cinacalcet (Mimpara), and one patient intravenous paricalcitol (Zemplar).
A particularly highly potent compound with respect to its pharmacological activity is calcitriol (Rocaltrol, 0.25 [micro]g per capsule).