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Pronunciation: de-oks'e-kor'ti-kos'ter-on

Definition: An adrenocortical steroid, principally a biosynthetic precursor of corticosterone, which occasionally appears in adrenocortical secretions; a potent mineralocorticoid with no appreciable glucocorticoid activity.

Synonym(s): 21-hydroxyprogesterone, cortexone, deoxycortone, desoxycortone

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