calcitriol

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calcitriol

[‚kal·sə′trī‚ōl]
(biochemistry)
1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol, the form of vitamin D that is involved in intestinal absorption of Ca2+and Ca2+resorption by bone.
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Zemplar has rapidly replaced Calcijex since being introduced three years ago despite costing twice as much; the cost of injectable vitamin D for these patients is covered by Medicare.
The results show that (a) Zemplar has no demonstrated advantage over Calcijex for parathyroid hormone suppression, and (b) Zemplar, at twice the price to Medicare, almost doubles the rate of hypercalcemia.