[dee-ok-si-kawr-ti-kos-tuh-rohn, -koh-stuh-rohn]


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.

Nearby words

  1. deoxy sugar,
  2. deoxy-,
  3. deoxyadenosine,
  4. deoxyadenylic acid,
  5. deoxycholic acid,
  6. deoxycytidine,
  7. deoxycytidylic acid,
  8. deoxygenate,
  9. deoxygenation,
  10. deoxygenize

Origin of deoxycorticosterone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for deoxycorticosterone


deoxycortone (diːˌɒksɪˈkɔːtəʊn)


a corticosteroid hormone important in maintaining sodium and water balance in the body
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Medicine definitions for deoxycorticosterone




A steroid hormone produced synthetically or by the adrenal cortex and used to treat adrenal insufficiency.21-hydroxyprogesterone

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