corticosteroid

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corticosteroid

[¦kȯrd·ə‚kō′stir‚ȯid]
(biochemistry)
Any steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex of vertebrates.
Any steroid with properties of an adrenal cortex steroid.
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Inhibitors of adrenocortical steroids are often used for patients with Cushing's syndrome or for those who are poor candidates for surgery.
Adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocortical steroids and their synthetic analogs; inhibitors of adrenocortical steroid biosynthesis", In: G.
The last three are synthetic adrenocortical steroids, and all require a prescription.

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