A corticosteroid, C21H30O4, that functions in the metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins.(noun)
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Use "corticosterone" in a sentence
"Galapagos released a hormone called corticosterone ...."
"Their findings show that levels of a stress hormone called corticosterone increased the rats who were kept in isolation."
"The particular compound shown above (which Kendall called "compound B" and Reichstein called "substance H" in the days before its structure was determined) is now called corticosterone (kawr'tih-kos'ter-ohn)."