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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



paricalcitol  listen  (PAYR-ih-KAL-sih-tol)

  A substance that is being used to treat overactive parathyroid glands in patients with kidney failure. It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer. Paricalcitol belongs to the family of drugs called vitamin D analogs.