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Meaning of Corticosteroid in English

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Corticosteroid

see synonyms of corticosteroid

Noun

1. adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid

a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response

Example Sentences:
'adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Corticosteroid

see synonyms of corticosteroid
noun
1. 
any steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that affects carbohydrate, protein, and electrolyte metabolism, gonad function, and immune response
2. 
any similar synthetic substance, used in treating inflammatory and allergic diseases

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Corticosteroid

see synonyms of corticosteroid
noun
any of the steroid hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex, or any compound derived from these or prepared synthetically and having a similar structure

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Corticosteroid

see synonyms of corticosteroid
n.
Any of the steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex or their synthetic equivalents, including the glucocorticoids, such as cortisol, and the mineralocorticoids, such as aldosterone. Also called adrenocorticosteroid.

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