calcitriol

noun

cal·​ci·​tri·​ol ˌkal-sə-ˈtrī-ˌȯl How to pronounce calcitriol (audio) -ˌōl How to pronounce calcitriol (audio)
: a physiologically active metabolic derivative C27H44O3 of cholecalciferol that is synthesized in the liver and kidney and stimulates the intestinal absorption of calcium

called also 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol

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“Calcitriol.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/calcitriol. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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