Mimicking or producing effects similar to adrenocortical function. [adrenal + cortex + G. mimetikos, imitating]

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ad·re·no·cor·ti·co·mi·met·ic -.kȯrt-i-(.)kō-mə-'met-ik, -mī- adj simulating the action of hormones of the adrenal cortex in physiological effect

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adre·no·cor·ti·co·mi·met·ic (ə-dre″no-kor″tĭ-ko-mi-metґik) producing effects similar to those of the adrenocortical hormones (corticosteroids).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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