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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Classical studies have shown that animals subjected to noxious substances or stressful situations show a marked increase in plasma adrenal corticosteroids (Melby et al., 1960; Morberg, 1971; Sofia et al., 1973; Moraes and Garcia-Leme, 1982).
procumbens applied intraperitoneally in rats has an inhibitory effect on the acute inflammatory response, independent of the participation of adrenal corticosteroids.
The role of adrenal corticosteroids in the anti-inflammatory effect of the whole extract of Harpagophytum procumbens in rats.