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Descriptor English:   17-Hydroxycorticosteroids 
Descriptor Spanish:   17-Hidroxicorticoesteroides 
Descriptor Portuguese:   17-Hidroxicorticosteroides 
Synonyms English:   17 Hydroxycorticosteroids  
Tree Number:   D06.472.040.585.478
Definition English:   A group of hydroxycorticosteroids bearing a hydroxy group at the 17-position. Urinary excretion of these compounds is used as an index of adrenal function. They are used systemically in the free alcohol form, but with esterification of the hydroxy groups, topical effectiveness is increased. 
History Note English:   65 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AN analysis
AI antagonists & inhibitors BI biosynthesis
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CS chemical synthesis CH chemistry
CL classification EC economics
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism PK pharmacokinetics
PD pharmacology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects ST standards
SD supply & distribution TU therapeutic use
TO toxicity UR urine
Record Number:   7054 
Unique Identifier:   D015065 

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