hydroxycorticosteroid


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hydroxycorticosteroid

/hy·droxy·cor·ti·co·ste·roid/ (-kor″tĭ-ko-ster´oid) a corticosteroid bearing a hydroxyl substitution; 17-h's are intermediates in the biosynthesis of steroid hormones and are accumulated and excreted abnormally in various disorders of steroidogenesis.