Definitions for "Glucocorticoid"
A compound that belongs to the family of compounds called corticosteroids (steroids). Glucocorticoids affect metabolism and have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. They may be naturally produced (hormones) or synthetic (drugs).
An adrenal cortex hormone that affects salt and water metabolism and stimulates conversion of noncarbohydrates into carbohydrates.
A class of hormones produced by the adrenal gland and simulated by pharmaceutical preparations such as prednisone.
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