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Encyclopedia > Ergocalciferol
Systematic name (3β,5Z,7E,22E)-9,10-secoergosta-5,7,10(19),22-tetraen-3-ol
Other names Drisdol (Sanofi-Synthelabo) 1.25 mg (50,000 IU)
vitamin D2
Chemical formula C28H44O
Molecular mass 396.65 g/mol
Density x.xxx g/cm3
Melting point 114-118 °C
Boiling point xx.x °C
CAS number [50-14-6]
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Ergocalciferol (Deltalin®, Eli Lilly and Company) is a form of Vitamin D, also called vitamin D2. It has the systematic name "(3β,5Z,7E,22E)-9,10-secoergosta-5,7,10(19),22-tetraen-3-ol". It is created from viosterol, which in turn is created when ultraviolet light activates ergosterol. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3090x2944, 18 KB) Summary Chemical structure of ergocalciferol. ... IUPAC nomenclature is a system of naming chemical compounds and of describing the science of chemistry in general. ... A chemical formula (also called molecular formula) is a concise way of expressing information about the atoms that constitute a particular chemical compound. ... The molecular mass (abbreviated MM) of a substance, formerly also called molecular weight and abbreviated as MW, is the mass of one molecule of that substance, relative to the unified atomic mass unit u (equal to 1/12 the mass of one atom of carbon-12). ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per volume. ... The melting point of a crystalline solid is the temperature at which it changes state from solid to liquid. ... The boiling point of a substance is the temperature at which it can change its state from a liquid to a gas throughout the bulk of the liquid at a given pressure. ... CAS registry numbers are unique numerical identifiers for chemical compounds, polymers, biological sequences, mixtures and alloys. ... The simplified molecular input line entry specification or SMILES is a specification for unambiguously describing the structure of chemical molecules using short ASCII strings. ... One of the worlds largest corporations, Eli Lilly and Company NYSE: LLY is a global pharmaceutical company. ... Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that contributes to the maintenance of normal levels of calcium and phosphorus in the bloodstream. ... Ergosterol is the biological precursor to Vitamin D2. ... Ergosterol (ergosta-5,7,22-trien-3β-ol), a sterol, is the biological precursor to Vitamin D2. ...

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Retinol (A) | B vitamins (Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic acid (B5), Pyridoxine (B6), Biotin (B7), Folic acid (B9), Cyanocobalamin (B12)) | Choline | Ascorbic acid (C) | Ergocalciferol and Cholecalciferol (D) | Tocopherol (E) | Naphthoquinone (K)

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Ergocalciferol, Vitamin D{2} (1358 words)
ERGOCALCIFEROL (Calciferol®) is a man-made form of vitamin D. Vitamin D is necessary to maintain the right amount of calcium in the body for strong bones and teeth.
Ergocalciferol is for injection into muscle or for infusion into a vein.
ERGOCALCIFEROL (Calciferol®, Drisdol®) is a man-made form of vitamin D. Vitamin D is necessary to maintain the right amount of calcium in the body for strong bones and teeth.
Ergocalciferol Tablets BP 0.25mg , SPC from the eMC (625 words)
Ergocalciferol appears to take slightly longer to act and slightly longer to cease acting than dihydrotachysterol, therefore it is even more important to avoid ergocalciferol overdosage than it is with the latter.
Ergocalciferol is inactivated, probably through enzyme systems, by the continuous administration of anticonvulsants, for example by phenytoin.
Ergocalciferol Tablets BP 0.25mg may be given to women in the third trimester of pregnancy if justified on medical grounds but the tablets should not be given to lactating mothers.
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