Definition of Ergocalciferol

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

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



Definition of Ergocalciferol

1. Noun. Constituent of vitamin D1 and vitamin D2. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Ergocalciferol

1. The vitamin produced by the body when exposed to UV light. Plays important role in calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Deficiency is known as rickets. Symptoms include soft (weak) and bendable bones, stunted growth, bow legs, chest deformities and knock-knees. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ergocalciferol

ergative cases
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ergoalkaloid
ergobasine
ergocalciferol (current term)
ergocalciferols
ergocornine
ergocriptine
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Literary usage of Ergocalciferol

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1. Code of Federal Regulations: Title 21: Food and Drugs by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... sorbic acid, tricalcium phosphate, sodium benzoate, sodium caseinate, methylparaben, potassium sorbate, BHA, BHT, ergocalciferol and cyanocobalamin. ..."

2. Solid Phase Extraction in Sample Preparation: An Applications Bibliography by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Mass Spectrom., 16(1- 12):81-85 (1988), Measurement of Vitamins D2 [ergocalciferol] and D3 [Cholecalciferol] and Seven Major Metabolites in a Single Sample ..."

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