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 (stĕr′oid′, stîr′-)
1. Any of numerous fat-soluble organic compounds that have a core structure of 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings, found naturally in animals, plants, and fungi, or produced synthetically. Steroids include the sterols (such as cholesterol), sex hormones (such as estrogen and testosterone), corticosteroid hormones (such as cortisol), bile acids, and anabolic steroids.
2. Informal An anabolic steroid.
on steroids
In a very large, enhanced, or exaggerated form: "a weapon one observer had called an M16 on steroids" (Stephen Coonts).

ste′roid′, ste·roi′dal (stĕ-roid′l, stĭ-) adj.
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Adj.1.steroidal - of or relating to steroid hormones or their effects
nonsteroidal - not steroidal or not having the effects of steroid hormones
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Current treatment of BME includes using both steroidal and non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs, which can have serious side effects.
Abstract: A new steroidal glycoalkaloid was isolated from barries of Solanum xanthocarpum together with two other known steroidal glycoalkaloids.
Muscat: As part of her doctoral programme at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), an Omani student conducted studies on the presence and anti-cancer activity of steroidal glycoalkaloids present in a plant known as thorn apple or bitter apple (Solanum incanum).
It consists of at least one complexed trace mineral consisting of copper organically bound to pyrrolidone carboxyl-ate forming a copper-amino acid chelate; dipotassium glycyrrhizinate; at least one herbal extract; methyl salicylate; a component selected from the group consisting of methylsulfonylmethane, at least one non-steroidal anti-inflammatory alone or in combination, lysine-aspartate, at least one steroidal anti-inflammatory alone or in combination, and at least one nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and at least one non-steroidal anti-inflammatory and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier composition.
The people in the study reported their non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and aspirin use during this period.
This interesting review article discusses the well-known clinical finding that some patients with breast cancers resistant to one aromatase inhibitor (AI) may respond to a second AI, usually of the steroidal type (e.
The antitumor activities of six C-21 steroidal glycosides isolated from the root tuber of Cynanchum auriculatum Royle ex Wight were performed according to a microculture tetrazolium (MTT) method on human tumor cell lines SMMC-7721, MCF-7 and Hela.
WHY spend pounds 150,000 on some steroidal and cliched supercar that can only manage 180mph?
Improvement with traditional anti-histamine treatments is 10 to 20 per cent and with steroidal nasal sprays 20 to 30.
More steroidal statues of ancient circuit-party boys.
In contrast, natural steroidal estrogens control sexual differentiation and/or development in vertebrates and are potent modulators of sexual development and capacity (Bern 1992; Dawson 1998; Nagahama 1994; Strussmann and Nakamura 2002).

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