17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone


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17α-hy·drox·y·pro·ges·ter·one

(hī-drok'sē-prō-jes'tĕr-ōn),
A precursor of the androgens, estrogens, and adrenocortical hormones. Its concentrations are elevated in 21-hydroxylase deficiency, a form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
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