25-hydroxycholecalciferol

[ -hī-drŏk′sē-kō′lĭ-kăl-sĭfə-rôl′, -rōl′ ]

n.

A metabolite of vitamin D3 that is produced primarily in the liver and is the circulating form of vitamin D in the body. It promotes intestinal absorption of calcium and is used in the treatment of rickets.

Nearby words

  1. 2-phenoxyethanol,
  2. 2.0,
  3. 21-hydroxyprogesterone,
  4. 24-7,
  5. 24/7,
  6. 2d,
  7. 2d animation,
  8. 2d bar code,
  9. 2g,
  10. 2nite


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