deoxycorticosterone

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deoxycorticosterone

11-Deoxycorticosterone; 21-hydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione;an adrenocortical steroid, principally a biosynthetic precursor of corticosterone and possibly aldosterone, that rarely appears in adrenocortical secretions; a potent mineralocorticoid with no appreciable glucocorticoid activity. ... Synonym: 21-hydroxyprogesterone, cortexone, deoxycortone, d...
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deoxycorticosterone

(DOC) Type: Term Pronunciation: dē-oks′ē-kōr′ti-kos′tĕr-ōn Definitions: 1. An adrenocortical steroid, principally a biosynthetic precursor of corticosterone, which occasionally appears in adrenocortical secretions; a potent mineralocorticoid with no appreciable glucocorticoid activity. Synonyms: 21-...
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