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Related to antirachitic: antirachitic vitamin


 (ăn′tē-rə-kĭt′ĭk, ăn′tī-)
Curing or preventing rickets: antirachitic drugs.

an′ti·ra·chit′ic n.
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(Medicine) preventing or curing rickets
(Pharmacology) an antirachitic remedy or agent
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Patient No.2 was a 6-month-old boy with and uneventful history receiving regular antirachitic prophylaxis (500 IU cholecalciferol/day).
Although there are indications that between 1752 and 1784 fish liver oil had been used against 'bone disease and rheuma', it was not until much later, in the 1920s, that its antirachitic effect was discovered to be due to vitamin D, cholecalciferol.
Both the IU and ICU are defined as the antirachitic activity of 0.025 [micro]g of cholecalciferol.