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GLUCOCORTICOID

 Dictionary entry overview: What does glucocorticoid mean? 

GLUCOCORTICOID (noun)
  The noun GLUCOCORTICOID has 1 sense:

1. a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity

  Familiarity information: GLUCOCORTICOID used as a noun is very rare.


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GLUCOCORTICOID (noun)


Sense 1glucocorticoid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("glucocorticoid" is a kind of...):

endocrine; hormone; internal secretion (the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect)

adrenal cortical steroid; corticoid; corticosteroid (a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "glucocorticoid"):

corticosterone (secreted by the adrenal cortex; involved in regulating water and electrolyte balance in the body)

Pediapred; prednisolone; Prelone (a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions)

Deltasone; Liquid Pred; Meticorten; Orasone; prednisone (a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant)


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