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fludrocortisone

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A synthetic steroid used therapeutically to increase blood pressure by lowering the amount of salt the body excretes.

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  • n. A synthetic corticosteroid hormone normally used, as its acetate, in cases of adrenal insufficiency, or to increase blood pressure.

Etymologies

Short for fluorohydrocortisone.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The study included 509 patients randomly selected to one of four groups: continuous intravenous infusion with hydrocortisone alone; continuous intravenous infusion with hydrocortisone plus another corticosteroid called fludrocortisone; conventional insulin therapy with hydrocortisone alone; or conventional insulin therapy with intravenous hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone.

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  • Triiodothyronine (25 μg daily) or a salt-retaining steroid, fludrocortisone (0.1 mg, once or twice daily), also may help.

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  • MEDICATIONS Although not always needed, certain drugs can help control symptoms, among them beta-blockers, which lower the heart rate; midodrine, which constricts outlying blood vessels; fludrocortisone, which increases salt retention and blood volume; and antidepressants that raise serotonin levels in the brain.

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  • Although not always needed, certain drugs can help control symptoms, among them beta-blockers, which lower the heart rate; midodrine, which constricts outlying blood vessels; fludrocortisone, which increases salt retention and blood volume; and antidepressants that raise serotonin levels in the brain.

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  • The death rate for patients who received fludrocortisone was 42. 9%, compared with 45. 8% for those in the conventional insulin therapy group.

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  • "The current data do not support the routine use of oral fludrocortisone in addition to hydrocortisone when physicians decide to introduce corticosteroids in the management of a patient with septic shock."

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  • Hydrocortisone was administered every six hours, and fludrocortisone was administered once daily for one week.

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  • Also, the researchers analyzed the benefit of adding the corticosteroid fludrocortisone to hydrocortisone therapy.

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  • Patients were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 groups: continuous intravenous insulin infusion with hydrocortisone alone; continuous intravenous insulin infusion with hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone; conventional insulin therapy with hydrocortisone alone; or conventional insulin therapy with intravenous hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone.

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  • A 35 year old woman was taking life long glucocorticoid (dexamethasone) and mineralocorticoid (fludrocortisone, Florinef, Squibb) replacement for congenital adrenal hyperplasia caused by 21-hydroxylase deficiency.

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