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Ergocalciferol
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Definition of Ergocalciferol
Vitamin D2, a fat-soluble vitamin important for many biochemical processes including the absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. In vivo, ergocalciferol is formed after sun (ultraviolet) irradiation of plant-derived ergosterol, another form of vitamin D. Ergocalciferol is the form of vitamin d usually found in vitamin supplements. (NCI04)

Ergocalciferol is from the group

Vitamin D

Other Names for Ergocalciferol

Ergocalciferol
5Z,7E,22E)-(3S)-9,10-seco-5,7,10(19),22-ergostatetraen-3-ol
9,10-Secoergosta-5,7,10(19),22-tetraen-3-beta-ol
Deltalin
Drisdol
ERGOCALCIFEROL
Vitamin D
Vitamin D2

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