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Medical Term:

pregnenolone

Pronunciation: preg-nen'o-lon

Definition: A steroid that serves as an intermediate in the biosynthesis of numerous hormones, including progesterone. Serum levels are elevated in a rare form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

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