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Adrenal Cortical Steroid

Definition of the noun adrenal cortical steroid

What does adrenal cortical steroid mean as a name of something?


  1. a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
    • example: adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of adrenal cortical steroid: corticoid / corticosteroid
    • more generic terms: sex hormone / steroid / steroid hormone = any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
    • more specific words:
      • mineralocorticoid = hormone that is one of the steroids of the adrenal cortex that influences the metabolism of sodium and potassium
      • glucocorticoid = a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals
      • hydrocortisone / cortisol = an adrenal-cortex hormone that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
      • cortisone = a corticosteroid hormone normally produced by the adrenal cortex

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Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Adrenal Cortical Steroid • Adrenoglomerulotropin 52 Alanine α-Keto-Acid Transaminase • Albicidin. Adrenal Cortical Steroid Steroids produced by the adrenal cortex. Adrenal Gland Two endocrine glands located near the kidney, each ...

Google previewNutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary (2012)

by Rosalinda T. Lagua, Virginia S. Claudio

17-Hydroxycorticosterone, the major adrenal cortical steroid influencing carbohydrate metabolism. It increases the release of glucose from the liver, stimulates gluconeogenesis from amino acids, and decreases the peripheral utilization of ...

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