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- n. Any of many terpenoid compounds based on the steroids but with two rings broken open
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a type of steroid hormone known as a secosteroid, with three carbon rings.
Nor do they review whether widespread supplementation with vitamin D, an immunomodulatory secosteroid, might predispose the population to immune dysfunction.
The secosteroid hormone 1 α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25 (OH) 2D3) is the natural ligand for the vitamin D receptor, a member of the nuclear receptor superfamily.
Vitamin D is a metabolic product, calcitriol - a secosteroid hormone targeting over 1000 genes in the human body.