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Descriptor English: Vitamin D
Descriptor Spanish: Vitamina D
Descriptor Portuguese: Vitamina D
Descriptor French: Vitamine D
Tree number(s): D04.210.500.812.768
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014807
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: /defic = VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY or RICKETS; /ther use: coordinate disease with /drug ther, not /diet ther
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Entry Combination: deficiency:Vitamin D Deficiency
Pharm Action: Vitamins
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Registry Number: 1406-16-2
Related: Receptors, Calcitriol MeSH
DeCS ID: 15208
Unique ID: D014807
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/01
Vitamin D - Preferred
Concept UI M0022797
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Vitamin D



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