Calcifediol D002112

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Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Polycyclic Compounds [D04] » Fused-Ring Compounds » Steroids » Cholestanes » Cholestenes » Cholecalciferol » Hydroxycholecalciferols » Calcifediol

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Polycyclic Compounds [D04] » Fused-Ring Compounds » Steroids » Cholestanes » Sterols » Cholecalciferol » Hydroxycholecalciferols » Calcifediol

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Polycyclic Compounds [D04] » Fused-Ring Compounds » Steroids » Secosteroids » Vitamin D » Cholecalciferol » Hydroxycholecalciferols » Calcifediol

Chemicals and Drugs [D] » Lipids [D10] » Membrane Lipids » Sterols » Cholecalciferol » Hydroxycholecalciferols » Calcifediol

Description

The major circulating metabolite of VITAMIN D3. It is produced in the LIVER and is the best indicator of the body's vitamin D stores. It is effective in the treatment of RICKETS and OSTEOMALACIA, both in azotemic and non-azotemic patients. Calcifediol also has mineralizing properties.   MeSH

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