ketosteroid


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ketosteroid

[¦kēd·ō′stir‚ȯid]
(biochemistry)
One of a group of neutral steroids possessing keto substitution, which produces a characteristic red color with m-dinitrobenzene in an alkaline solution; these compounds are principally metabolites of adrenal cortical and gonadal steroids.
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In this method, the enzyme 3-[alpha]--hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase converts bile acids to 3 ketosteroids and Thio-NADH.
Urinary 17-alpha ketosteroids are usually normal or slightly elevated (1, 2 and 4) in contrast to adrenal tumors.