- n. Plural form of corticoid.
“The adrenals intensify their output of adrenalin into your bloodstream, along with a family of related hormones called corticoids.”
“In situations of considerable stress, our adrenal glands produce adrenaline and a group of hormones that I have called "corticoids"; of these, cortisone is perhaps the best known.”
“Corticosteroids, also called cortisone, corticoids, or steroids, represent a powerful and commonly used therapy for allergies 4.”
“Thus, anti-inflammatory corticoids have proved effective in treating diseases whose major complaint is inflammation of the joints, eyes, or respiratory passages.”
“The corticoids also facilitate various other enzyme responses and suppress immune reactions and inflammation, thereby helping the body to coexist with potential pathogens.”
“In addition, through a long-loop feedback, a high blood level of corticoids similarly inhibits too much ACTH secretion.”
“ACTH, reaching the adrenal cortex, triggers the secretion of corticoids, mainly glucocorticoids such as cortisol or corticosterone.”
“Usually secreted in lesser amounts are the pro-inflammatory corticoids, which stimulate the proliferative ability and reactivity of the connective tissue, enhancing the inflammatory potential.”
“The relationship between ACTH and the corticoids is analogous to that between TSH and the thyroid hormones.”
“The body must shift balance radically to meet such changes and survive, and the burden of directing such changes seems to fall upon the corticoids.”
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