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glucocorticoid

[gloo-koh-kawr-ti-koid]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. any of a class of steroid hormones that are synthesized by the adrenal cortex of vertebrates and have anti-inflammatory activity.
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Origin of glucocorticoid

1945–50; gluco- + cortic(o)- + -oid; cf. corticosteroid
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British Dictionary definitions for glucocorticoid

glucocorticoid

noun
  1. any of a class of corticosteroids that control carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism and have anti-inflammatory activity
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glucocorticoid in Medicine

glucocorticoid

(glōō′kō-kôrtĭ-koid′)
n.
  1. 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.
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Related formsglu′co•corti•coid′ adj.
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