GLUCOCORTICOID

glucocorticoid

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

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

glucocorticoid (plural glucocorticoids)

(steroid hormone) Any of a group of steroid hormones, produced by the adrenal cortex, that are involved in metabolism and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Hypernyms

• corticoid

• corticosteroid

• steroid

• hormone

Source: Wiktionary



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