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C21H30O3 A steroid hormone secreted in small amounts by the adrenal cortex.
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(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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Laboratory tests: patient with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 11-beta-hydroxylase deficiency Analysis Result 17-OH-progesterone (ng/dL) 5,200 Dehydroepiandrosterone 61.5 sulfate (mcg/dL) Aldosterone (100 pg/dL) Renin (pg/dL) <1.6 Cortisol (nmol/L) 21.5 Testosterone (mg/dL) 1.66 Sodium (mEq/L) 141 Potassium (mEq/L) 3.7 Chlorine (mEq/L) 101 Desoxycorticosterone High Androstenedione High
De Champlain, "Enhanced superoxide anion formation in vascular tissues from spontaneously hypertensive and desoxycorticosterone acetate-salt hypertensive rats," Journal of Hypertension, vol.
ACTH: Adrenocorticotropic hormones; DCA: Desoxycorticosterone; GAS: General adaptation syndrome; STH: Somatotropic hormone (growth hormone)