What is Secosteroids?

A secosteroid (sec·o·ster·oid, sek'ō-stēr'oyd) is a type of steroid with a "broken" ring. The word secosteroid derives from the verb meaning "to cut", Secosteroids are alternatively described as a subclass of steroids or derived from steroids.

Types or subclasses of secosteroids are defined by the carbon atoms of the parent steroid skeleton where the ring cleavage has taken place. For example, 9,10-secosteroids derived from cleavage of the bond between carbon atoms C9 and C10 of the steroid B-ring (similarly 5,6-secosteroids, 13,14-steroids, etc.).

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Hello doctor I did a Vit D test and have VITAMIN D ,25 HYDROXY (CLIA ) as 26.80 . What medicine should I take ?

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I am suffering from randomized body pain, particularly lower back pain for last 3 months. I consulted one ortho., he got my Vit D3...

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