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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In males, the 18 pre-RA and 72 Matched CN subjects had similar mean levels of their serum gonadal and adrenocortical steroids, the estradiol (E2)-to-testosterone (T) ratio, luteinizing hormone, and prolactin, which did not differ significantly by t-test analysis (Table 1).
Jr, Murad F., "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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