[kawr-ti-kos-tuh-rohn, -koh-stuh-rohn] /ˌkɔr tɪˈkɒs təˌroʊn, -koʊ stəˈroʊn/

noun, Biochemistry.
a steroid hormone, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that is involved in regulation of the water and electrolyte balance of the body.
a glucocorticoid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex. Formula: C21H30O4 See also corticosteroid

corticosterone cor·ti·cos·ter·one (kôr’tĭ-kŏs’tə-rōn’)
A corticosteroid produced in the adrenal cortex that functions in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins.


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