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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: hi'dro-kor'ti-son

Definition: The principal glucocorticoid produced by the adrenal cortex. Although synthetic products used medicinally are usually known by this name, the natural hormone is more often called cortisol.

See: cortisol

Synonym(s): Wintersteiner compound F

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