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Calcitriol is a form of Vitamin D3 with three alcohol groups. It increases gastrointestinal calcium absorption, stimulates osteoclastic calcium resorption from bone, facilitates the effect parathyroid hormone (PTH) has on bone resorption, and increases renal tubular absorption of calcium. Production of calcitriol by the cells of the proximal tubule of the nephron in the kidney is stimulated by hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia as well as parathyroid hormone.
Double whammy of vitamin D and anti-inflammatory zaps prostate cancer cells

Double whammy of vitamin D and anti-inflammatory zaps prostate cancer cells

Low doses of the active form of vitamin D and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs form one-two punch against prostate cancer cells

Low doses of the active form of vitamin D and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs form one-two punch against prostate cancer cells

Vitamin D, taxotere combination promising for advanced prostate cancer

Vitamin D, taxotere combination promising for advanced prostate cancer

Intravenous vitamin D appears to significantly improve the survival of patients on dialysis

Intravenous vitamin D appears to significantly improve the survival of patients on dialysis