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corticosteroid

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noun cor·ti·co·ste·roid \ˌkȯr-ti-kō-ˈstir-ˌȯid also -ˈster-\

Definition of corticosteroid

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



1944

First Known Use of corticosteroid

1944


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corticosteroid

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noun cor·ti·co·ste·roid \ˌkȯrt-i-kō-ˈsti(ə)r-ˌȯid also -ˈste(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of corticosteroid

  1. :  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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