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Ergocalciferol (Code C29029)

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Preferred Name: Ergocalciferol

Definition: 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)

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A form of vitamin D that helps the body use calcium and phosphorus to make strong bones and teeth. It is fat-soluble (can dissolve in fats and oils) and is found in plants and yeast. It can be made in the body from another form of vitamin D when the body is exposed to the sun. Ergocalciferol is also made in the laboratory. It is used to prevent and to treat vitamin D deficiency. It is a type of dietary supplement.

CRCH Definition: Vitamin D synthesized from 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin after exposure to UVB radiation.

Display Name: Ergocalciferol

Label: Ergocalciferol

NCI Thesaurus Code: C29029 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0014695  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
(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
ERGOCALCIFEROL
ergocalciferol
Vitamin D
Vitamin D2
vitamin D2

External Source Codes: 
CAS Registry Number 50-14-6 (see NLM ChemIDplus info)
FDA UNII Code VS041H42XC
ChEBI ID CHEBI:28934 (see ChEBI info)
NSC Code 62792 (see NCI DTP info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 652136
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 652136 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0014695

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
Chemical_Formula C28H44O
code C29029
Contributing_Source CRCH
Contributing_Source CTRP
Contributing_Source FDA
Legacy_Concept_Name Ergocalciferol
Semantic_Type Vitamin
Unit mcg

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  

URL: https://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/ConceptReport.jsp?dictionary=NCI_Thesaurus&code=C29029

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