17-KS


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17-KS

Abbreviation for 17-ketosteroids.

17-ketosteroids (17-KS) test

a rarely used 24-hour urine test that is useful in diagnosing adrenocortical dysfunction. It is used to detect levels of 17-KS, which are metabolites of the testosterone and nontestosterone androgenic sex hormones secreted from the adrenal cortex and the testes.
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Although the differences among exposed groups were not significant, 17-KS increased slightly in the group exposed to total exhaust.