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.
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