- 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.
Origin of deoxycorticosterone
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- a corticosteroid hormone important in maintaining sodium and water balance in the body
- A steroid hormone produced synthetically or by the adrenal cortex and used to treat adrenal insufficiency.21-hydroxyprogesterone