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Medical Term:

Porter-Silber reaction

Pronunciation: por'ter sil'ber

Definition: the basis of the 17-hydroxycorticosteroid test; C-21 adrenocorticosteroids, which contain a dihydroxyacetone group at carbons 19, 20, and 21, react with phenylhydrazine.

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