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Of, relating to, or derived from the adrenal cortex.

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relating to the adrenal cortex
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(əˌdri noʊˈkɔr tɪ kəl)

of, pertaining to, or produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland.
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Adj.1.adrenocortical - of or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glandsadrenocortical - of or derived from the cortex of the adrenal glands
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Decadron (dexamethasone tablets, USP) is a first-generation adrenocortical steroid which has a range of indications, including allergic states, dermatologic states, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, hematological disorders, neoplastic disorders, nervous system disorders, ophthalmic diseases, renal diseases, respiratory diseases, and rheumatic disorders.
Prolonged administration of exogenous glucocorticoids can lead to suppression of the HPA axis which induces secondary adrenocortical insufficiency consequently reducing endogenous glucocorticoid production [9,10].
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Fludrocortisone acetate is a synthetic adrenocortical steroid with predominantly mineralocorticoid action.