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Vitamin D MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Vitamin D
Tree Number(s)
D04.210.500.812.768
Unique ID
D014807
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014807
Annotation
/defic = VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY or RICKETS; /‌ther use: coordinate disease with /‌drug ther, not /‌diet ther
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.
Pharm Action
Vitamins
Bone Density Conservation Agents
Registry Number
1406-16-2
NLM Classification #
QU 173
See Also
Receptors, Calcitriol
Entry Combination
deficiency:Vitamin D Deficiency
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/06/01
Vitamin D Preferred
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