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C21H30O3 A steroid hormone secreted in small amounts by the adrenal cortex.



(also cortexone), an intermediate product in the biosynthesis of hormones of the adrenal cortex. Formed primarily from progesterone, it is a mineralocorticoid, that is, an active regulator of mineral metabolism, and in this connection the most stable preparation of deoxycorticosterone is deoxycorticosterone acetate, which is used in medicine.

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