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

n ergocalciferol m
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The pathologist said Vitamin D exists in different forms as active and inactive forms, which include cholecalciferol D3 and ergocalciferol D2.
vitamin [D.sub.2], (ergocalciferol), is a synthetic form made from irradiating fungus and plant matter.
There was no restriction on vitamin D intervention type: studies using supplementary intervention such as vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) or D3 (cholecalciferol), orally or through injection, or by lifestyle change such as sun exposure or dietary resources were all included.
It is found in two forms; as ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3).
Antibacterial activity of long chain fatty acids and the reversal with calcium, magnesium, ergocalciferol and cholesterol.
Supplemental vitamin D is found in two forms: vitamin [D.sub.2] (ergocalciferol) and vitamin [D.sub.3] (cholecalciferol).
Vitamin D is divided into two major types naming cholecalciferol (D3) and ergocalciferol (D2).
Natarajan: Vitamin D3 is superior to vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol, a vitamin D analog) both in terms of efficacy and stability.
(ergocalciferol) of plant origin, and D3 (cholecalciferol) of animal
Medications include the following: lisinopril/hydrochlorothiazide (Prinzide[R]) 20 mg/12.5 mg by mouth daily, aspirin 81 mg by mouth daily, atorvastatin (Lipitor[R]) 20 mg by mouth at night, metformin (Glucophage[R]) 500 mg by mouth twice daily, ergocalciferol 800 units orally once daily, and ibandronate (Boniva[R]) 150 mg every month.
Ergosterol is converted by ultraviolet irradiation into ergocalciferol, or synthetic vitamin D2.