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a synthetic steroid with potent mineralocorticoid and high glucocorticoid activity, used as the acetate salt in replacement therapy for primary or secondary adrenocortical insufficiency in addison's disease and for the treatment of salt-losing syndrome and 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.
A synthetic steroid used therapeutically to increase blood pressure by lowering the amount of salt the body excretes.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
fludrocortisoneEndocrinology A synthetic steroid used to replace steroids normally produced by the adrenal gland, when the gland is structurally or functionally compromised
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
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