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Meaning of corticosterone

cor•ti•cos•ter•one

Pronunciation: (kôr"ti-kos'tu-rōn", -kō-stu-rōn'), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. a steroid hormone, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that is involved in regulation of the water and electrolyte balance of the body.
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