corticosteroid


cor·ti·co·ste·roid

noun \ˌkr-ti-kō-ˈstir-ˌid also -ˈster-\

Definition of CORTICOSTEROID

:  any of various adrenal-cortex steroids (as corticosterone, cortisone, and aldosterone) used medically especially as anti-inflammatory agents — compare glucocorticoid, mineralocorticoid

First Known Use of CORTICOSTEROID

1944

cor·ti·co·ste·roid

noun \ˌkrt-i-kō-ˈsti(ə)r-ˌid also -ˈste(ə)r-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CORTICOSTEROID

: any of various adrenal-cortex steroids (as corticosterone, cortisone, and aldosterone) that are divided on the basis of their major biological activity into glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids

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