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 +(1) ///​cor·ti·cos·ter·one///​ (kor?​ti-kos´ter-on) a natural corticoid with moderate glucocorticoid activity, some mineralocorticoid activity, and actions similar to cortisol except that it is not antiinflammatory.
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 +(2) //n// an adrenal corticosteroid [[hormone]] necessary for the maintenance of life in adrenalectomized animals; protects against stress, influences muscular efficiency, and influences carbohydrate and electrolyte metabolism.
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