glucocorticoid

[n] - a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals
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Glucocorticoid

Glucocorticoid: A hormone that predominantly affects the metabolism of carbohydrates and, to a lesser extent, fats and proteins (and has other effects). Glucocorticoids are made in the outside portion (the cortex) of the adrenal gland and chemically classed as steroids. Cortisol is the major natural glucocorticoid. The term glucocorticoid also appl
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glucocorticoid

<pharmacology> Corticosteroid substances (drugs or hormones) that are involved in carbohydrate metabolism by promoting gluconeogenesis and the formation of glycogen at the expense of lipid and protein synthesis. They are steroid based and possess anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. Glucocorticoids are also produced normally by
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glucocorticoid

(gloo″ko-kor´tĭ-koid) any corticosteroid that increases gluconeogenesis, raising the concentration of liver glycogen and blood glucose; the group includes cortisol, cortisone, and corticosterone. The principal glucocorticoid hormone is cortisol, which regulates metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Man...
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glucocorticoid

(from the article `therapeutics`) Adrenal corticosteroids are any of the steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex except for the sex hormones. These include the ... The adrenal gland is a compound organ situated on top of the kidney. It consists of an outer cortex (adrenal cortex) and an inner medulla (adrenal ... ...along wit...
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Glucocorticoid

Glucocorticoids (GC) are a class of steroid hormones that bind to the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), which is present in almost every vertebrate animal cell. The name glucocorticoid (glucose + cortex + steroid) derives from their role in the regulation of the metabolism of glucose, their synthesis in the adrenal cortex, and their steroidal structur
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glucocorticoid

Any of a family of steroid hormones characterised by an ability to bind with the cortisol receptor and trigger similar effects. Glucocorticoids are distinguished from mineralocorticoids and sex steroids by their specific receptors, target cells, and effects. Both glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoi...
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Glucocorticoid

A steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex and affects the metabolism of carbohydrates. Glucocorticoids are given to an expectant mother to help develop and strenghthen fetal lung maturity if she is expected to deliver prematurely.
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glucocorticoid

Type: Term Pronunciation: glū′kō-kōr′ti-koyd Definitions: 1. Any steroidlike compound capable of significantly influencing intermediary metabolism such as promotion of hepatic glycogen deposition, and of exerting a clinically useful antiinflammatory effect. Cortisol (hydrocortisone) is the most potent of the naturally occ
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Glucocorticoid

A compound that belongs to the family of compounds called corticosteroids (steroids). Glucocorticoids affect metabolism and have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. They may be naturally produced (hormones) or synthetic (drugs).
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Glucocorticoid

A compound that belongs to the family of compounds called corticosteroids (steroids). Glucocorticoids affect metabolism and have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. They may be naturally produced (hormones) or synthetic (drugs).
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glucocorticoid

A compound that belongs to the family of compounds called corticosteroids (steroids). Glucocorticoids affect metabolism and have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. They may be naturally produced (hormones) or synthetic (drugs).
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glucocorticoid

A general term for drugs that act like the hormone, cortisol. Also called a corticosteroid.
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