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Medical Term:

17a-hydroxyprogesterone

Pronunciation: hi-drok'se-pro-jes'ter-on

Definition: A precursor of the androgens, estrogens, and adrenocortical hormones. Its concentrations are elevated in 21-hydroxylase deficiency, a form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

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