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fludrocortisone/flu·dro·cor·ti·sone/ (floo″dro-kor´tĭ-sōn) a synthetic adrenal corticoid with effects similar to those of hydrocortisone and desoxycorticosterone, administered as the acetate salt.
A synthetic steroid used therapeutically to increase blood pressure by lowering the amount of salt the body excretes.
fludrocortisoneEndocrinology A synthetic steroid used to replace steroids normally produced by the adrenal gland, when the gland is structurally or functionally compromised
fludrocortisoneA steroid drug with a minor anti-inflammatory action but with a powerful sodium-retaining effect, similar to that of ALDOSTERONE. It is thus useful in the treatment of ADDISON'S DISEASE, to replace aldosterone. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Florinef.
a synthetic adrenal corticoid with effects similar to those of hydrocortisone and desoxycorticosterone. Used as an acetate.