cholecalciferol


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cholecalciferol

[‚kō·lə‚kal′sif·ə‚rȯl]
(pharmacology)
C27H44O Colorless crystals with a melting range of 84-88°C; soluble in alcohol, chloroform, and fatty oils; derived from the vitamin D3 of tuna liver oil and used as an antirachitic vitamin. Also known as vitamin D3.
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Table-2: Treatment options with cholecalciferol in adults.
Vitamin D accelerates clinical recovery from tuberculosis: results of the SUCCINCT Study [Supplementary Cholecalciferol in recovery from tuberculosis].
The reason for this study was to indicate that cholecalciferol supplementation build the muscle quality and power in leading weightlifters with stumpy serum calcidiol concentration.
He has developed an educational handout that summarizes the latest research on vitamin D and recommends that his sun-safe patients make sure they are taking 1,000 IU per day of cholecalciferol (vitamin [D.
The action of cholecalciferol supplementation has been verified in producing more tender meat through the enhancement of calpain activity over the postmortem ageing period.
Meanwhile, dietary vitamin D significantly increased contents of ash and cholecalciferol in soft body and viscera, respectively.
The natural form of vitamin D comes as cholecalciferol, which occurs very rarely in nature - in humans, cholecalciferol is formed in the skin and it acts on distant organs such as the gut and bones.
The natural form comes as cholecalciferol, which occurs rarely in nature.
Cholecalciferol is a more powerful form of vitamin D and large doses should only be taken with a doctor's approval.