from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A corticosteroid.
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- n. Any substance (especially a drug) whose action is similar to that of a hormone of the adrenal cortex
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a steroid compound produced by the adrenal cortex, or a synthetic analog of such a compound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
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