calciferol


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cal·cif·er·ol

 (kăl-sĭf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
n.
Vitamin D, especially vitamin D2.

calciferol

(kælˈsɪfərɒl)
n
(Biochemistry) a fat-soluble steroid, found esp in fish-liver oils, produced by the action of ultraviolet radiation on ergosterol. It increases the absorption of calcium from the intestine and is used in the treatment of rickets. Formula: C28H43OH. Also: vitamin D2
[C20: from calcif(erous + ergost)erol]

cal•cif•er•ol

(kælˈsɪf əˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl)

n.
a fat-soluble, crystalline, unsaturated alcohol, C28H43OH, occurring in milk, fish-liver oils, etc., produced by ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol and used as a dietary supplement, as in fortified milk. Also called vitamin D2.
[1930–35; calcif (erous) + (ergost) erol]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calciferol - a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents ricketscalciferol - 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
Translations
Kalziferol

cal·cif·er·ol

n. calciferol, producto derivado de ergosterol, vitamina D2.
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Vitamin D (calciferol) is a hormone, mainly defined by its role as regulator of phosphate and calcium homeostasis (2).
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([dagger]) Vitamin mix with the following vitamins (mg or MIU [kg.sup.-1] dry feed): thiamin, 54; riboflavin, 108; pyridoxine, 84; cyanocobalamine, 0.3; niacin, 216; pantothenic acid, 6; biotin, 0.015; folic acid, 18; inositol, 450; stable C, 1500; menadione, 36; tocopherol, 247; carotene, 3.0 MIU; and calciferol, 0.6 MIU.
Oral vitamin D supplementation in the form of Calciferol (50 000 IU weekly) was administered.
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Vitamin D, also known as calciferol, comprises a group of fat-soluble secosterols and has two major forms: [D.sub.2] and [D.sub.3].
Vitamin D, also known as Calciferol, is a fat soluble vitamin.
Sunlight converts epidermal vitamin [D.sub.2] into inactive vitamin D3 (calciferol), which is stored in the liver.
Fue valorado por multiples medicos y recibio el diagnostico de Raquitismo hipofosfatemico descartandose osteogenesis imperfecta, por lo que inicio tratamiento con calciferol, solucion de fosfato y Omega 3.