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D Vitamin (Code C941)

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Preferred Name: D Vitamin

Definition: A family of lipo-soluble steroids important to the absorption, metabolism, and function of calcium and phosphorus and the growth and development of bone and tooth enamel. Found naturally in animal tissues, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) is formed in the skin when ultraviolet light activates cholesterol conversion into vitamin D3. Ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol (plant vitamin D) forms ergocalciferol (vitamin D2). (NCI04)

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin D 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 fatty fish, egg yolks, and dairy products. Skin exposed to sunshine can also make vitamin D. Not enough vitamin D can cause a bone disease called rickets. It is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer.

CRCH Definition: A class of fat-soluble vitamins that are seco-sterol precursors to the active hormone, 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D.

Display Name: D Vitamin

Label: D Vitamin

NCI Thesaurus Code: C941 (Search for linked caDSR metadata)  (search value sets)

NCI Metathesaurus Link: C0042866  (see NCI Metathesaurus info)

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
D Vitamin
vitamin D
Vitamin D
Vitamin D Compound

External Source Codes: 
ChEBI ID CHEBI:27300 (see ChEBI info)
PDQ Closed Trial Search ID 467750
PDQ Open Trial Search ID 467750 (check for NCI PDQ open clinical trial info)
UMLS CUI C0042866

Other Properties:
     Name Value (qualifiers indented underneath)
code C941
Contributing_Source CRCH
Contributing_Source CTRP
Legacy_Concept_Name Vitamin_D
Micronutrient Y
Nutrient Y
Semantic_Type Pharmacologic Substance
Semantic_Type Vitamin
Tolerable_Level Y
Unit mcg
US_Recommended_Intake Y

Additional Concept Data: 
Defined Fully by Roles: No  


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