Definitions for "vitamin D"
any of several chemically related fat-soluble vitamins that prevent rickets. It is found in fish-liver oils, egg yolks and milk. Component vitamin D2 is also called calciferol, and vitamin D3 is called cholecalciferol.
A nutrient that helps the body use calcium and phosphorus and make strong bones and teeth. It is found in fatty fish, eggs, and dairy products. The skin can also make vitamin D when exposed to sunshine. Not getting enough vitamin D can cause a bone disease called rickets. Vitamin D is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called cholecalciferol.
One of several nutrients needed by the body for the use of calcium in bone formation
Keywords:  calciferol, see
See Calciferol.
Keywords:  whe, hormone, makes, body
a hormone that the body makes whe
Keywords:  ibs, link, see
See the link between IBS and Vitamin B12.
Keywords:  yeast, liver, synthetically, fish, oil
Natural sources are yeast and fish liver oil. Also produced synthetically.
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Keywords:  entry, edited
entry to be edited