Definition of deoxycorticosterone in English:


Line breaks: de|oxy|cor¦tico|ster¦one
Pronunciation: /diːˌɒksɪˌkɔːtɪkəʊˈstɛrəʊn


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A corticosteroid hormone involved in regulating the salt and water balance of the body.
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    • Deoxycorticosterone-adenine monohydrate is the first complex involving a steroid and a component of DNA to be successfully crystallized and studied by single crystal x-ray analysis.
    • Deoxycorticosterone is the second most important naturally occurring mineralocorticoid hormone.

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