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Descriptor English:   Vitamin D 
Descriptor Spanish:   Vitamina D 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Vitamina D 
Tree Number:   D04.210.500.812.768
Definition English:   A vitamin that includes both CHOLECALCIFEROLS and ERGOCALCIFEROLS, which have the common effect of preventing or curing RICKETS in animals. It can also be viewed as a hormone since it can be formed in SKIN by action of ULTRAVIOLET RAYS upon the precursors, 7-dehydrocholesterol and ERGOSTEROL, and acts on VITAMIN D RECEPTORS to regulate CALCIUM in opposition to PARATHYROID HORMONE. 
Indexing Annotation English:   /defic = VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY or RICKETS; /ther use: coordinate disease with /drug ther, not /diet ther
Pharmacological Action:   Vitamins
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Entry Combination - descr/qualif English:   Vitamin D/deficiency use Vitamin D Deficiency
See Related English:   Receptors, Calcitriol
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AA analogs & derivatives
AN analysis AI antagonists & inhibitors
BI biosynthesis BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid CS chemical synthesis
CH chemistry CL classification
EC economics GE genetics
HI history IM immunology
IP isolation & purification ME metabolism
PK pharmacokinetics PD pharmacology
PH physiology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects ST standards
SD supply & distribution TU therapeutic use
TO toxicity UR urine
Record Number:   15208 
Unique Identifier:   D014807 

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