ketogenic steroid

ketogenic steroid

Any of a group of corticosteroids and their metabolites which have a hydroxyl group and a short carbon chain at the 17 position of the steroid nucleus ↑ in Adrenal hyperplasia with precocious puberty, Cushing syndrome, obesity, physiologic stress–burns, surgery, infection ↓ in Addison's disease, ACTH deficiency, hypopituitarism
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