corticosteroid
noun Date: 1944 any of various adrenal-cortex steroids (as corticosterone, cortisone, and aldosterone) used medically especially as anti-inflammatory agents — compare glucocorticoid, mineralocorticoid

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  • corticosteroid — CORTICOSTEROÍD, corticosteroizi, s.m. (biol.) Corticoid. [pr.: ro id] – Din fr. corticostéroïd. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 09.01.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  CORTICOSTEROÍD s. v. corticoid. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  corticosteroíd s …   Dicționar Român

  • corticosteroid — n. a steroid compound produced by the adrenal cortex, or a synthetic analog of such a compound. Syn: corticoid. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Corticosteroid — vgl. Kortikosteroid …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • corticosteroid — by 1945, from cortico , comb. form of L. cortex bark of a tree (see CORTEX (Cf. cortex)), applied since c.1890 to various surface structures of plants, animals, or organs + STEROID (Cf. steroid). So called because they are produced in the adrenal …   Etymology dictionary

  • corticosteroid — [kôr΄ti kō΄stir′oid΄, kôr΄tikäs′tə roid΄] n. [ CORTICO + STEROID] any of the steroid hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex, or any compound derived from these or prepared synthetically and having a similar structure …   English World dictionary

  • Corticosteroid — Corticosterone Corticosteroids are a class of steroid hormones that are produced in the adrenal cortex. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiologic systems such as stress response, immune response and regulation of inflammation,… …   Wikipedia

  • Corticosteroid — Any of the steroid hormones made by the cortex (outer layer) of the adrenal gland. Cortisol is a corticosteroid. * * * A steroid produced by the adrenal cortex ( i.e., adrenal corticoid); a corticoid containing a steroid. SYN: adrenocorticoid,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Corticosteroid — Corticosteroide (lat. cortex = Rinde; gr. stereos, στερεος = fest), kurz Corticoide oder Cortine, veraltet Kortikosteroide bzw. Kortikoide, sind eine Gruppe von ca. 50 in der Nebennierenrinde (NNR) gebildeten Steroidhormonen sowie chemisch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • corticosteroid — /kawr teuh koh ster oyd, stear /, n. Biochem. any of a class of steroids, as aldosterone, hydrocortisone, or cortisone, occurring in nature, esp. as a product of the adrenal cortex, or synthesized. Also called corticoid /kawr teuh koyd /. [1940… …   Universalium

  • corticosteroid — noun a) Any of a group of steroid hormones, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that are involved in a large range of physiological systems. b) Any of several synthetic hormones of related structure …   Wiktionary

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