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ketosteroid


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(kee-toh-steer-oid)

a steroid that contains one or more ketone groups (–C=O). 17-ketosteroids (having the oxygen at carbon 17) are normally excreted in the urine; excess 17-ketosteroids in the urine indicates overactivity of the adrenal glands and gonads.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.


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