Definitions for: Corticosteroid


[n] a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response; "adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions"



Synonyms: adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid

See Also: Aldactone, Aristocort, Aristopak, Cortef, cortisol, cortisone, Cortone Acetate, Decadron, dexamethasone, Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexone, glucocorticoid, Hexadrol, hydrocortisone, Hydrocortone, Kenalog, mineralocorticoid, Oradexon, sex hormone, spironolactone, steroid, steroid hormone, triamcinolone

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