dihydrotachysterol

[ dahy-hahy-droh-tuh-kis-tuh-rawl, -rol ]
/ daɪˌhaɪ droʊ təˈkɪs təˌrɔl, -ˌrɒl /

noun Pharmacology.

a white, crystalline, water-insoluble sterol, C28H46O, derived from ergosterol: used chiefly in the treatment of hypoparathyroidism.

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Origin of dihydrotachysterol

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Medical definitions for dihydrotachysterol

dihydrotachysterol
[ dī-hī′drō-tə-kĭstə-rŏl′, -rōl′ ]

n.

A rapidly acting form of vitamin D, prescribed in the treatment of hypocalcemia.
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