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