glucocorticoid
noun Date: 1950 any of a group of corticosteroids (as cortisol) that are involved especially in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism, that are anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive, and that are used widely in medicine (as in the alleviation of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis) — compare mineralocorticoid

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  • glucocorticoid — GLUCOCORTICOÍD, glucocorticoizi, s.m. (biol.) Hormon secretat de glanda corticosuprarenală, cu rol în reglarea metabolismului glucidelor, lipidelor şi protidelor, precum şi în cel al apei şi al electroliţilor. – Din fr. glucocorticoïde. Trimis de …   Dicționar Român

  • Glucocorticoid — vgl. Glukokortikoid …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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  • Glucocorticoid — Glucocorticoide, veraltet Glukokortikoide, zählen zu den Corticosteroiden, einer Klasse von Steroidhormonen aus der Nebennierenrinde. Die natürlich vorkommenden Glucocorticoide sind Abkömmlinge des Progesterons. Zu diesen zählen Cortisol und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Glucocorticoid — A hormone that predominantly affects the metabolism of carbohydrates and, to a lesser extent, fats and proteins (and has other effects). Glucocorticoids are made in the outside portion (the cortex) of the adrenal gland and chemically classed as… …   Medical dictionary

  • glucocorticoid — /glooh koh kawr ti koyd /, n. Biochem. any of a class of steroid hormones that are synthesized by the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and have anti inflammatory activity. [1945 50; GLUCO + CORTIC + OID; cf. CORTICOSTEROID] * * * …   Universalium

  • glucocorticoid — noun Any of a group of steroid hormones, produced by the adrenal cortex, that are involved in metabolism and have anti inflammatory properties …   Wiktionary

  • Glucocorticoid — Glu|co|cor|ti|co|id, Glu|co|cor|ti|co|ste|ro|id [↑ Gluc ] ↑ Corticosteroid …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Glucocorticoid — Glu|co|cor|ti|co|id vgl. Glukokortikoid …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • glucocorticoid — [ˌglu:kə(ʊ) kɔ:tɪkɔɪd] noun Biochemistry any of a group of corticosteroids which are involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats and have anti inflammatory activity …   English new terms dictionary

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