glucocorticoid glucocorticoid

Definition(s):

  • (n) a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity

Usage(s):

  • FEELING WORSE Patients receiving glucocorticoid steroids may suffer depression.

News

  • Dog hair can be used to diagnose hormonal problems in dogs

    A surprisingly large number of dogs suffer from hyperadrenocorticism. The symptoms are caused by excessive amounts of hormones – glucocorticoids – in the body. Unfortunately, though, diagnosis of the disease is complicated by the fact that glucocorticoid levels naturally fluctuate and most methods for measuring the concentration of the hormones in the blood provide only a snapshot of the current ...
    on July 19, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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