any of the steroids elaborated by the adrenal cortex (excluding the sex hormones of adrenal origin) in response to the release of corticotrophin (adrenocorticotropic hormone) by the pituitary gland, to any of the synthetic equivalents of these steroids, or to angiotensin II. They are divided, accord...
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Corticosteroids are a class of chemicals that includes steroid hormones naturally produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and analogues of these hormones that are synthesized in laboratories. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiologic processes, including stress response, imm...
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Any of a family of steroids produced by the cortex of the adrenal glands. Corticosteroids, which are hormones, all have similar chemical formulas, but serve a wide variety of functions in the body, including fluid and mineral regulation, metabolism, reproductive development, growth, the regulation o...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kōr′ti-kō-stĕr′oyd Definitions: 1. A steroid produced by the adrenal cortex (adrenal corticoid); a corticoid containing a steroid. Synonyms: adrenocorticoid, corticoid3, cortin
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Any of several steroid hormones secreted by the cortex of the adrenal glands; also synthetic forms with similar properties. Corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects and may be used to treat a number of conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, severe allergies, asthma, ...
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A drug (steroid) used clinically to suppress inflammation of the tissues and to suppress the immune response.
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Any steroid hormone made in the adrenal cortex (the outer part of the adrenal gland). They are also made in the laboratory. Corticosteroids have many different effects in the body, and are used to treat many different conditions. They may be used as hormone replacement, to suppress the immune system...
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1) Adrenal cortical steroid 2) Anti-inflammatory compound 3) Corticoid 4) Sex hormone 5) Steroid 6) Steroid hormone
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