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Table 1 MEDLINE search terms

From: Efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in depression in adults: a systematic review protocol

Outcome Descriptor
Search for vitamin D supplementation 1. Vitamin D/explode
  2. vitamin D
  3. vitamin D2
  4. vitamin D3
  5. 1-alpha hydroxyvitamin D3
  6. 1-alpha-hydroxy-vitamin D3
  7. 1-alpha hydroxycalciferol
  8. 1-alpha-hydroxy-calciferol
  9. 1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D3
  10. 1,25-dihydroxy-vitamin D3
  11. 1,25 dihydroxycholecalciferol
  12. 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol
  13. 25-hydroxycholecalciferol
  14. 25 hydroxycholecalciferol
  15. 25 hydroxyvitamin D
  16. 25-hydroxy-vitamin D
  17. alfacalcidol
  18. calcidiol
  19. calcitriol
  20. calcifediol
  21. calciferol
  22. ergocalciferol
  23. cholecalciferol
  24. OR/1-23
Search for depression 25. Depress*
  26. Dysthymi*
  27. Adjustment Disorder*
  28. Mood Disorder*
  29. Affective Disorder
  30. Affective Symptoms
  31. OR/25-30
Search for randomized controlled trials 32. trial
  33. clinical trial
  34. random* controlled trial
  35. RCT
  36. group*
  37. experiment*
  38. intervention
  39. placebo
  40. OR/32-39
Search for combinations 41. 24 AND 31 AND 40