American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A corticosteroid.
- n. medicine Any substance (especially a drug) whose action is similar to that of a hormone of the adrenal cortex
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a steroid compound produced by the adrenal cortex, or a synthetic analog of such a compound.
- n. a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
“Corticoid steroid eye drops are often used; however, long-term corticoid use has many negative side effects, including the possible development of glaucoma.”
“But first, let me thank all my friends, colleagues and others who have written me and sent flowers and the like over the fact that we had very successful corticoid artery surgery on Friday and the hospital was out on Saturday and back today.”
“Also, a 1981 study of seed extracts verified that its effectiveness in treating chronic eczema was comparable to corticoid drug therapy see p.”
“- In case of anaphylactic shock: use adrenaline and/or corticoid-steroids.”
“The patients selected in this study were those who did not respond to the topical treatment with 5-ASB corticoid or those who could not afford to purchase the conventional medicines.”
“The production of MSH by the pituitary is, like the production of ACTH, stimulated by low corticoid levels.”
“Too high a corticoid level inhibits ACTH production, which in turn allows the corticoid level to drop.”
“In 1963 a 17-amino acid fragment was reported which had only 1/10 the corticoid-stimu-lating effect of natural ACTH but which still possessed certain other properties in full.”
“A fall in the corticoid levels of the blood below that required by the body stimulates the production of ACTH, which in turn raises corticoid production.”
“As corticoid production falls with destruction of the adrenal cortex in Addison's disease, ACTH rises to considerable (but useless) heights.”
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