Medical Dictionary


noun 17–hy·droxy·cor·ti·co·ste·roid
\ˌsev-ən-ˈtēn-hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˌkrt-i-kō-ˈsti(ə)r-ˌid also -ˈste(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of 17-HYDROXYCORTICOSTEROID

:  any of several adrenocorticosteroids (as cortisol) with an −OH group and an HOCH2CO group attached to carbon 17 of the fused ring structure of the steroid


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