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deoxycorticosterone

[dee-ok-si-kawr-ti-kos-tuh-rohn, -koh-stuh-rohn]
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noun
  1. Biochemistry. a steroid hormone, C21H30O3, secreted by the adrenal cortex, related to corticosterone and involved in regulating the water and electrolyte balance.
  2. Pharmacology. a preparation of deoxycorticosterone used to treat symptoms of adrenal insufficiency.

Origin of deoxycorticosterone

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British Dictionary definitions for deoxycorticosterone

deoxycorticosterone

deoxycortone (diːˌɒksɪˈkɔːtəʊn)

noun
  1. a corticosteroid hormone important in maintaining sodium and water balance in the body
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deoxycorticosterone in Medicine

deoxycorticosterone

(dē-ŏk′sē-kôr′tĭ-kŏstə-rōn′)
n.
  1. A steroid hormone produced synthetically or by the adrenal cortex and used to treat adrenal insufficiency.21-hydroxyprogesterone
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