What does corticosteroid mean?

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cor·ti·cos·teroid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corticosteroid, corticoid, adrenal cortical steroid(noun)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. corticosteroid(Noun)

    Any of a group of steroid hormones, secreted by the adrenal cortex, that are involved in a large range of physiological systems.

  2. corticosteroid(Noun)

    Any of several synthetic hormones of related structure.

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  1. Corticosteroid

    Corticosteroids are a class of chemicals that includes steroid hormones naturally produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and analogues of these hormones that are synthesized in laboratories. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiological processes, including stress response, immune response, and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior. ⁕Glucocorticoids such as cortisol control carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism and are anti-inflammatory by preventing phospholipid release, decreasing eosinophil action and a number of other mechanisms. ⁕Mineralocorticoids such as aldosterone control electrolyte and water levels, mainly by promoting sodium retention in the kidney. Some common natural hormones are corticosterone, cortisone and aldosterone.

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How to say corticosteroid in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corticosteroid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corticosteroid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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