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de·ox·y·cor·ti·cos·ter·one (DOC),

An adrenocortical steroid, principally a biosynthetic precursor of corticosterone, which occasionally appears in adrenocortical secretions; a potent mineralocorticoid with no appreciable glucocorticoid activity.

11-desoxycorticosterone, deoxycorticosterone, deoxycortone

one of the mineralocorticoids, adrenocortical steroids which lack a substituent at C-11; has a greater effect on electrolyte metabolism than glucocorticoids. Available pharmaceutically as the acetate (DOCA), which is short-acting, and the pivalate (DOCP), a slow release form for use in the treatment of hypoadrenocorticism.