glucocorticoid

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glucocorticoid

[¦glü·kō¦kȯrd·ə‚kȯid]
(biochemistry)
A corticoid that affects glucose metabolism; secreted principally by the adrenal cortex.
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Comparison between hydrocortisone and cortisone acetate as replacement therapy in adrenocortical insufficiency.
Thus, our data suggest that the increase in plasma tHcy seen during administration of aminoglutethimide is not caused by cortisone acetate administered in concert.
In addition, patients treated with glucocorticoid replacement therapy especially with cortisone acetate and prednisone for previously diagnosed hypoadrenalism may require an increase in their maintenance or stress doses.