American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of a group of steroid hormones, such as cortisone, that are produced by the adrenal cortex, are involved in carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism, and have anti-inflammatory properties.
- n. biochemistry Any of a group of steroid hormones, produced by the adrenal cortex, that are involved in metabolism and have anti-inflammatory properties.
- n. a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity
“Rival Actonel is one of the established treatments for the condition, known as glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.”
“Thornton's team, which included UO research scientist Jamie Bridgham and collaborator Eric A. Ortlund, a biochemist at A.lanta's Emory University, focused on the evolution of a protein called the glucocorticoid receptor (GR), which binds the hormone cortisol and regulates the stress response, immunity, metabolism and behavior in humans and other vertebrates.”
“Pulmonary arteriole muscularization in lambs with diaphragmatic hernia after combined tracheal occlusion/glucocorticoid therapy.”
“The ACVD task force on canine atopic dermatitis XX: glucocorticoid pharmacotherapy.”
“In the one-timers, even though glucocorticoid levels had increased, new brain cells proliferated.”
“That the glucocorticoid levels rose but still new brain cells grew had the scientists scratching their own heads.”
“Numerous earlier animal studies had shown that increases in glucocorticoid levels from stressors -- predator odor, cold water, restraint -- not only inhibited neurogenesis but impaired learning and memory functions.”
“The soothing maternal behavior altered the glucocorticoid receptor gene.”
“One of my favorite examples of the step-by-step evolution of molecules has been the work coming out of Joe Thornton's lab on glucocorticoid receptors.”
“We could always measure your glucocorticoid levels.”
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