metyrapone

noun
me·​tyr·​a·​pone | \ mə-ˈtir-ə-ˌpōn also -ˈtīr- \

Medical Definition of metyrapone

: 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 12 Aug. 2022.

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