Glucocorticoid



[gloo-koh-kawr-ti-koid] /ˌglu koʊˈkɔr tɪˌkɔɪd/

noun, Biochemistry.
1.
any of a class of steroid hormones that are synthesized by the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and have anti-inflammatory activity.
/ˌɡluːkəʊˈkɔːtɪˌkɔɪd/
noun
1.
any of a class of corticosteroids that control carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism and have anti-inflammatory activity

glucocorticoid glu·co·cor·ti·coid (glōō’kō-kôr’tĭ-koid’)
n.
Any of a group of anti-inflammatory steroidlike compounds, such as hydrocortisone, that are produced by the adrenal cortex, are involved in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism, and are used as anti-inflammatory agents.
glu’co·cor’ti·coid’ adj.

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