ergocalciferol


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er·go·cal·cif·er·ol

 (ûr′gō-kăl-sĭf′ə-rôl′, -rōl′)
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Noun1.ergocalciferol - a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents ricketsergocalciferol - 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
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ergocalciferol

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We don't naturally generate D2, or ergocalciferol, which is derived in supplement form by irradiating yeast and fungus.
Editor's Note: "Mortality may be decreased by ensuring adequate vitamin D concentrations through supplementation with ergocalciferol or cholecalciferol within 30 days of hospitalization," the authors write.
The Endocrine Society guidelines recommend an intake of at least 600 to 800 IU oral vitamin D3 for adults in the therapeutic range but advise considerably higher doses of 50,000 units of ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) weekly for 8 wk if subjects are deficient [18].
There are two forms of vitamin D that are important in humans: ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3).
2] is instead obtained through the diet and supplementation in the thermally stable form of ergocalciferol.
3]) 12-18 years: 10 000-40 000 units/day Alfacalcidol Oral drops (2 [micro]g/ml): >20 kg: 15-30 ng/kg/day; > 20 kg: 250-500 ng/day Children (aged 12-18 years): 250-500 ng/day Ergocalciferol Intramuscular injection (300 000 (vitamin units/ml) 30 000-60 000 units/month [D.
Antibacterial activity of long chain fatty acids and the reversal with calcium, magnesium, ergocalciferol and cholesterol.
Zeghoud et al (29) have shown that supplementation with 1000 but not 500 IU/day of ergocalciferol for a month could normalize the PTH levels in infants with subclinical vitamin D deficiency.
Commercially practical methods have been developed to enhance the levels of selenium, ergothioneine and ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) that can make mushrooms, or their products, as the best sources of these compounds in a plant-based diet.
Vitamin D3, or cholecalciferol, is more readily absorbed by the body and more potent than vitamin D2, or ergocalciferol, the form often found in multivitamins.
Also known as ergocalciferol, this form is manufactured by UV irradiation of ergosterol from yeast (Figure 2).