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Pronunciation: di'hi-drok'se-ko'le-kal-sif'er-ol

Definition: An active form of vitamin D formed in the proximal convoluted tubules of the kidney. A deficiency of the receptor for 1a,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol produces all features of vitamin D3 deficiency.

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