corticosteroid definition

  • noun:
    • some of the steroid bodily hormones made by the adrenal cortex or their synthetic equivalents, such as cortisol and aldosterone.
    • any one of a team of steroid bodily hormones, secreted by the adrenal cortex, which can be associated with a large array of physiological systems.
    • any one of a number of artificial hormones of associated structure.
    • a steroid element from the adrenal cortex, or a synthetic analog of such a compound.
    • a steroid hormone created by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they decrease inflammation and reduce the body's resistant response
    • the steroid hormones created by the adrenal cortex or their artificial equivalents, including cortisol and aldosterone.
    • Any of a team of steroid hormones, released by the adrenal cortex, which are associated with a large number of physiological systems.
    • some of several artificial hormones of associated construction.
    • a steroid compound created by the adrenal cortex, or a synthetic analog of such a compound.
    • a steroid hormones generated by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as medicines they reduce inflammation and reduce steadily the body's protected reaction

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