Neurosteroid: A brain steroid, a molecule structurally similar to cortisone, progesterone and the gonadal hormones. Neurosteroids play a role in controlling anxiety and depression. Antidepressant drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) increase the brain levels of neurosteroids as well as affecting the levels of the chemical ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: nū′rō-stēr′oyd Definitions: 1. Steroid produced within the brain.
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