fludrocortisone acetate

[ flōō′drō-kôrtĭ-sōn′, -zōn′ ]

n.

A synthetic mineralocorticoid used to increase blood pressure by lowering the amount of salt the body excretes and to treat adrenocortical insufficiency resulting from Addison's disease.

Nearby words

  1. flubdub,
  2. fluctuant,
  3. fluctuate,
  4. fluctuation,
  5. flucytosine,
  6. flue,
  7. flue gas,
  8. flue pipe,
  9. flue stop,
  10. flue-cure


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