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a mineralocorticoid with no glucocorticoid activity, secreted in small amounts by the human adrenal cortex. It is used with a glucocorticoid for replacement therapy in adrenocortical insufficiency and addison's disease and for treatment of salt-losing adrenogenital syndrome.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An adrenocortical steroid, principally a biosynthetic precursor of corticosterone, which occasionally appears in adrenocortical secretions; a potent mineralocorticoid with no appreciable glucocorticoid activity.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A steroid hormone, C21H30O3, secreted by the adrenal cortex or produced synthetically and formerly used to treat adrenal insufficiency.
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deoxycorticosteroneEndocrinology An adrenal steroid with potent mineralocorticoid properties, and minimal glucocorticosteroid properties ↑ in Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing syndrome, primary aldosteronism, low renin HTN, adrenal CA ↓ in Adrenal insufficiency or hypoplasia
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
An adrenocortical steroid, principally a biosynthetic precursor of corticosterone and possibly aldosterone, which rarely appears in adrenocortical secretions; a potent mineralocorticoid with no appreciable glucocorticoid activity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Potent mineralocorticoid with no appreciable glucocorticoid activity.
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