Fludrocortisone Definition

flo͝odrō-kôrtĭ-sōn, -zōn
A synthetic steroid used therapeutically to increase blood pressure by lowering the amount of salt the body excretes.
American Heritage
A synthetic steroid, C21 H29 FO5 , used in its acetate form to treat conditions such as Addison's disease that are characterized by insufficient production of adrenal hormones.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Fludrocortisone

  • Short for fluorohydrocortisone

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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