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calciferol:

see vitaminvitamin,
group of organic substances that are required in the diet of humans and animals for normal growth, maintenance of life, and normal reproduction. Vitamins act as catalysts; very often either the vitamins themselves are coenzymes, or they form integral parts of coenzymes.
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calciferol

[kal′sif·ə‚rōl]
(biochemistry)
A synthetic form of vitamin D that is prepared by ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol, a vitamin D precursor found in plants.

calciferol

a fat-soluble steroid, found esp in fish-liver oils, produced by the action of ultraviolet radiation on ergosterol. It increases the absorption of calcium from the intestine and is used in the treatment of rickets. Formula: C28H43OH
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Chitan-Glucan Complex (TM) is a proprietary ingredient extracted from mushrooms that contains elevated levels of Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and high concentrations of Chitin beta-Glucans, a potent mixture of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
3]) produced in skin via a photochemical reaction with 7-dehydrocholesterol (1); and ergocalciferol (vitamin [D.
Ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) at high doses (150,000 to 200,000 IU/kg/day) administered prior to mating resulted in altered estrous cycle and inhibition of pregnancy in rats.
Each patient received a single intramuscular injection containing 300 000 IU of ergocalciferol.
Paired 25OHD results for the Nichols Advantage and DiaSorin assays were obtained for 10 pretreatment baseline samples and for 4 samples at 6 weeks, 19 samples at 12 weeks, and 14 samples at 24 weeks after ergocalciferol treatment.
17 /PRNewswire/ -- Breckenridge announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Orit Laboratories to market the Company's Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Ergocalciferol Capsules, USP, 50,000 USP Units (1.
The accurate measurement of this metabolite is essential for the monitoring of vitamin-D-deficient patients receiving ergocalciferol, which is the only supplement used in the United States (5) and widely used elsewhere.
Vitamin-D-deficient neonates failed to show an increase in 25OHD, despite receiving large doses of ergocalciferol.
CTAP101 Capsules are designed specifically to address the marginal effectiveness of high-dose ergocalciferol (vitamin D(2)) in treating vitamin D insufficiency in CKD while providing a safer alternative to current off-label use of vitamin D hormone replacement therapies.
To compensate for any change in vitamin D concentrations, we administered 400 N of ergocalciferol daily in a multivitamin tablet (Osspulvit[R] 5 forte) containing 400 IU of ergocalciferol (vitamin [D.
3]), which is derived from synthesis in the epidermis, and ergocalciferol (vitamin [D.
HPLC detection provided the advantage of being able to individually quantify 25-hydroxylated ergocalciferol [25(OH)[D.