deoxycorticosterone: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dē-ok"si-kôr"ti-kos'tu-rōn", -kō"stu-rōn'), [key]
— n.
  1. a steroid hormone, CHO, secreted by the adrenal cortex, related to corticosterone and involved in regulating the water and electrolyte balance.
  2. a preparation of deoxycorticosterone used to treat symptoms of adrenal insufficiency.
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