metyrapone

noun

me·​tyr·​a·​pone
mə-ˈtir-ə-ˌpōn also -ˈtīr-
: a metabolic hormone C14H14N2O that inhibits biosynthesis of cortisol and corticosterone and is used to test for normal functioning of the pituitary gland see metopirone

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“Metyrapone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/metyrapone. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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