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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Brunson et al., "The role of adrenocorticoids as modulators of immune function in health and disease: neural, endocrine and immune interactions," Brain Research.
An awareness of the potential for psychiatric side effects caused by adrenocorticoids, antihistamines and decongestants, and antisecretory medications will help the clinician avoid or detect and treat drug-induced disorders, as will an awareness of the potential for side effects caused by combinations of medications.

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