Biochemistry. a steroid hormone, C21H30O3, secreted by the adrenal cortex, related to corticosterone and involved in regulating the water and electrolyte balance.
Pharmacology. a preparation of deoxycorticosterone used to treat symptoms of adrenal insufficiency.
- deoxy sugar,
- deoxyadenylic acid,
- deoxycholic acid,
- deoxycytidylic acid,
Origin of deoxycorticosterone
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a corticosteroid hormone important in maintaining sodium and water balance in the body
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A steroid hormone produced synthetically or by the adrenal cortex and used to treat adrenal insufficiency.21-hydroxyprogesterone
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