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Adrenal Cortical Steroid

Definition of the noun adrenal cortical steroid

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  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 Steroids produced by the adrenal cortex. Adrenal Gland Two endocrine glands located near the kidney, each consisting of two parts: a medulla that secretes epinephrine and norepinephrine and a cortex that secretes ...

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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