Fludrocortisone meaning

flo͝o'drō-kôr'tĭ-sōn', -zōn'
A synthetic steroid used therapeutically to increase blood pressure by lowering the amount of salt the body excretes.
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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.
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A synthetic corticosteroid hormone normally used, as its acetate, in cases of adrenal insufficiency, or to increase blood pressure.
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Origin of fludrocortisone

  • Short for fluorohydrocortisone
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition