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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Thus, the intraperitoneal application of the extract may lead to adrenal corticosteroid release, which may interfere with the progress of the inflammatory response.
Classical studies have shown that animals subjected to noxious substances or stressful situations show a marked increase in plasma adrenal corticosteroids (Melby et al.
The role of adrenal corticosteroids in the anti-inflammatory effects of Harpogophytum procumbens