calciferol


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Related to calciferol: ergocalciferol
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a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets

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Vitamin D also known as calciferol is fat soluble sterol derived vitamin.
Calciferol 0.5 mg a day and calcium carbonate 2 g a day were immediately prescribed.
VitC, like retinoic acid (vitamin A) and calciferol (vitamin D), modulates gene expression [153].
addressed the question of calcidiol deficiency, one potential factor that was not mentioned is a reduction in hepatic conversion of calciferol into calcidiol, as shown in a chronic kidney failure rat model [23].
It is essential for the absorption of calcium in the body and includes calciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3).
Following the thyroid surgery, she developed postoperative hypocalcemia that required large doses of oral calcium carbonate (7.5 g/ day), oral calcitriol (up to 4 pg/day), intravenous calcium gluconate (2.0 g/day), calcium citrate (2.0 g/day), and ergo calciferol (50,000 IU/day).
Vitamin D (calciferol) is a term that refers to a group of lipid-soluble compounds with a 4-ringed cholesterol backbone.
The main role of vitamin D, also known as calciferol, is to assist the intestinal absorption of the minerals calcium and phosphorus in order to maintain proper bone health.
Vitamin D Vitamin D and its Involved in (calciferol) hydroxylated intestinal absorption metabolites are of calcium and transported in the phosphorus and in blood, bound to a calcium metabolism transport protein DBP and bone formation.
Hahn, "Micronutrients at the interface between inflammation and infection--ascorbic acid and calciferol. Part 1.General overview with a focus on ascorbic acid," Inflammation and Allergy--Drug Targets, vol.
Vitamin D or calciferol is an unsaponifiable heterolipid of the steroid group; it has two basic forms, [D.sub.2] (ergocalciferol) found in plants as a product from ultraviolet B radiation on ergosterol and [D.sub.3] which originates as dehydrocholesterol produced by ultraviolet B radiation, after becoming previtamin [D.sub.3].
([section] Containing (g/kg): 0.62 menadione, 2.5 thiamin hydrochloride, 2.5 riboflavin, 1.25 pyridoxine hydrochloride, 6.256 calcium pantothenate, 6.256 nicotinic acid, 0.25 folic acid, 12.5 inositol, 1.25 p-aminobenzoic acid, 0.05 biotin, 0.00375 cyanocobalamin, 0.187 retinol palmitate, 0.00613 calciferol (D3), 25 d-[alpha]-tocopheryl acetate, and 941.25 maize starch (Apoteket, Malmo, Sweden).