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corticosteroid

Definitions of corticosteroid
  1. noun
    a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
    synonyms: adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid
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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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