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deoxycorticosterone

[dee-ok-si-kawr-ti-kos-tuh-rohn, -koh-stuh-rohn] /diˌɒk sɪˌkɔr tɪˈkɒs təˌroʊn, -ˌkoʊ stəˈroʊn/
noun
1.
Biochemistry. a steroid hormone, C 21 H 30 O 3 , secreted by the adrenal cortex, related to corticosterone and involved in regulating the water and electrolyte balance.
2.
Pharmacology. a preparation of deoxycorticosterone used to treat symptoms of adrenal insufficiency.
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deoxycorticosterone

/diːˌɒksɪˌkɔːtɪkəʊˈstɪərəʊn/
noun
1.
a corticosteroid hormone important in maintaining sodium and water balance in the body
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deoxycorticosterone in Medicine

deoxycorticosterone de·ox·y·cor·ti·cos·ter·one (dē-ŏk'sē-kôr'tĭ-kŏs'tə-rōn')
n.
A steroid hormone produced synthetically or by the adrenal cortex and used to treat adrenal insufficiency. Also called 21-hydroxyprogesterone.

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