corticosteroid corticosteroid  /ˌkɔr tɪ koʊ ˈstɛ ˌrɔ ɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. As an alternative, you may want to see a doctor about getting a prescription for a nasal corticosteroid spray.
  2. Because their pain is limited to specific joints, osteoarthritis sufferers don't need the wider-ranging effects of corticosteroid pills.
  3. Because their pain is limited to specific joints, osteoarthritis sufferers don't need the wider-ranging effects of corticosteroid pills.

News

  • Corticosteroid injections may help injured NFL players return to play sooner

    Corticosteroid injections may speed-up the return time for National Football League (NFL) players suffering high ankle sprains, according to new research. Players treated with these injections typically returned 40% faster or approximately 10 days earlier than those not receiving the same treatment.
    on July 13, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  • "It was recommended because it is short acting and does not have the steroidal or corticosteroid properties associated with other medications used for this condition," McLaughlin said. "I was advised to withdraw use of this medication for any...
    on Dec 2, 2009 By: Kiaran McLaughlin Source: Thoroughbred Times

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