tachysterol

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tachysterol

[tə′kis·tə‚rȯl]
(biochemistry)
The precursor of calciferol in the irradiation of ergosterol; an isomer of ergosterol.
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In contrast, hypercalcemia induced by intoxication with longer lasting preparations such as dihydrotachysterol, vitamin D3 and vitamin [D.sub.2] takes longer to resolve because of deposition of ingested vitamin D in fat and its consequent slow release.
Dihydrotachysterol (DHT, or [D.sub.1]), the substance in the skin that responds to sunlight, is given as 60,000 IU once, then 6000 IU daily until the rickets are clinically and radiologically resolved.
The first parathyroidectomies were done without Dihydrotachysterol. We gave intravenous calcium, and did Chvostek's sign tests to the cheekbone to ascertain low calcium levels.
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