alfacalcidol
A derivative of vitamin D used in the treatment of hypoparathyroidism, vitamin D-dependent rickets, and rickets associated with malabsorption syndromes.

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n.
a synthetic form of vitamin D that is used to raise blood calcium levels in osteomalacia and bone disorders caused by kidney disease. It is administered by mouth or by injection. Trade names: AlfaD, One-Alpha.

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al·fa·cal·ci·dol (al″fə-kalґsĭ-dol) a synthetic analogue of calcitriol, to which it is converted in the liver; used in the treatment of hypocalcemia, hypophosphatemia, rickets, and osteodystrophy associated with various medical conditions including chronic renal failure and hypoparathyroidism, administered orally or intravenously.

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