A compound that belongs to the family of compounds called corticosteroids (steroids). Glucocorticoids affect metabolism and have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. They may be naturally produced (hormones) or synthetic (drugs).

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  • 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

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