Definition of Cholecalciferol

1. Noun. A fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets.

Exact synonyms: Calciferol, D, Ergocalciferol, Viosterol, Vitamin D
Terms within: Ergosterol
Generic synonyms: Fat-soluble Vitamin



Definition of Cholecalciferol

1. Noun. Vitamin D3 ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cholecalciferol

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Medical Definition of Cholecalciferol

1. The vitamin produced by the body when exposed to ultraviolet light. It has an important role in calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Deficiency is known as rickets which presents with soft (weak) and bendable bones, stunted growth, bow legs, chest deformities and knock-knees. (15 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cholecalciferol

cholangiotomy
cholangitic abscess
cholangitides
cholangitis
cholangitis lenta
cholanic acid
cholanoic acid
cholanopoiesis
cholanopoietic
cholanthrene
cholas
cholascos
cholate
cholates
chole-
cholecalciferol (current term)
cholecalcin
cholecarciferol
cholechromopoiesis
cholecyst
cholecystagogic
cholecystagogue
cholecystatony
cholecystectasia
cholecystectomies
cholecystectomy
cholecystenterostomy
cholecystenterotomy
cholecystic
cholecystis

Literary usage of Cholecalciferol

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1. Recognition & Management of Pesticide Poisoning by Donald P. Morgan (1989)
"TREATMENT OF POISONING BY cholecalciferol cholecalciferol at high dosage may cause ... If cholecalciferol has been ingested within a few hours prior to ..."

2. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"Active vitamin D (ie, cholecalciferol) is formed primarily in the skin in the presence of sunlight; smaller amounts are obtained through diet. ..."

3. Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short-term, High-intensity Combat Operations by Institute of Medicine (U. S.), Fnb, High-stress Situations, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (2006)
"Human serum 25- hydroxycholecalciferol response to extended oral dosing with cholecalciferol. Am J Clin Nutr 77(1):204-210. Helge JW. 2000. ..."

4. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Gastrointestinal absorption of lead in chicks: involvement of the cholecalciferol endocrine system. J Nutr 114:692-700 (1984). 98. Fullmer CS, Edelstein S, ..."

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