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Systematic (IUPAC) name
3-[2-[7a-methyl-1- (1,4,5-trimethylhex-2-enyl)- 1,2,3,3a,5,6,7,7a- octahydroinden-4-ylidene] ethylidene]- 4-methyl-cyclohexan-1-ol
CAS number 67-96-9
ATC code A11CC02
PubChem 5281010
DrugBank APRD00143
Chemical data
Formula C28H46O 
Mol. mass 398.664 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Protein binding >99%
Metabolism  ?
Half life  ?
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


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Dihydrotachysterol (DHT) is a synthetic vitamin D analog activated in the liver that does not require renal hydroxylation like vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). DHT has a rapid onset of action (2 hours), a shorter half-life, and a greater effect on mineralization of bone salts than does vitamin D.

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