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Any of a group of steroid hormones, such as cortisol, that are produced by the adrenal cortex, are involved in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism, and have anti-inflammatory properties.
[Shortening of glucocorticosteroid.]
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(Biochemistry) any of a class of corticosteroids that control carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism and have anti-inflammatory activity
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glu•co•cor•ti•coid(ˌglu koʊˈkɔr tɪˌkɔɪd)
any of a class of steroid hormones that are produced by the adrenal cortex under conditions of stress and that inhibit immunologic reactions.
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|Noun||1.||glucocorticoid - a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity|
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
corticosterone - secreted by the adrenal cortex; involved in regulating water and electrolyte balance in the body
adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid - a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response; "adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions"
Pediapred, prednisolone, Prelone - a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions
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n. glucocorticoide, grupo de hormonas segregadas por la corteza suprarrenal que intervienen en el proceso metabólico del organismo y tienes un efecto antiinflamatorio.
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glucocorticoidadj & n glucocorticoide m
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