These are a group of chemicals that are produced naturally in the body. For example, the hormones testosterone and oestrogen are steroids. Steroids may also be produced artificially and used as medical drugs. These tend to have anti-inflammatory effects.
molecule synthesized from cholesterol. contains cyclopentenoperhydrophenanthrene nucleus.
One of a group of fat-soluble organic compounds with a characteristic chemical composition. A number of different hormones, drugs, and other substances including cholesterol, are classified as steroids.