adrenal cortical steroid

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

adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions”
Synonyms:
corticoid, corticosteroid
Types:
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mineralocorticoid
hormone that is one of the steroids of the adrenal cortex that influences the metabolism of sodium and potassium
glucocorticoid
a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity
Cortef, Hydrocortone, cortisol, hydrocortisone
an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
Cortone Acetate, cortisone
a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone
Decadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexone, Hexadrol, Oradexon, dexamethasone
a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
Aldactone, spironolactone
a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
Aristocort, Aristopak, Kenalog, triamcinolone
a synthetic corticosteroid (trade names Aristocort or Aristopak or Kenalog) used as an anti-inflammatory agent
corticosterone
secreted by the adrenal cortex; involved in regulating water and electrolyte balance in the body
aldosterone
a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance
Pediapred, Prelone, prednisolone
a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions
Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone, prednisone
a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
Type of:
sex hormone, steroid, steroid hormone
any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs

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