dehydrocholesterol


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dehydrocholesterol

[dē¦hī·drō·kə′les·tə‚rȯl]
(biochemistry)
C27H43OH A provitamin of animal origin found in the skin of humans, in milk, and elsewhere, which upon irradiation with ultraviolet rays becomes vitamin D.
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A rapid screening procedure for cholesterol and dehydrocholesterol by electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry.
Fetal Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome can be detected accurately and reliably by measuring amniotic fluid dehydrocholesterols.
Occurrence of isomeric dehydrocholesterols in human plasma.