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Glucocorticoid

Introduction: Glucocorticoid

Description of Glucocorticoid

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).
Source: National Institute of Health

Glucocorticoid: Synthetically derived forms of the naturally occurring Glucocorticoids.(NCI)
Source: Diseases Database

Glucocorticoid: group of corticosteroids that affect carbohydrate metabolism, inhibit corticotropin secretion, and possess pronounced anti-inflammatory activity; they also play a role in fat and protein metabolism, maintenance of arterial blood pressure, alteration of the connective tissue response to injury, reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes, and functioning of the central nervous system.
Source: CRISP

Glucocorticoid: A group of CORTICOSTEROIDS that affect carbohydrate metabolism (GLUCONEOGENESIS, liver glycogen deposition, elevation of BLOOD SUGAR), inhibit ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE secretion, and possess pronounced anti-inflammatory activity. They also play a role in fat and protein metabolism, maintenance of arterial blood pressure, alteration of the connective tissue response to injury, reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes, and functioning of the central nervous system.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Glucocorticoid

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The term Glucocorticoid can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Glucocorticoid

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