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Definition of "corticosteroid" [corticosteroid]

  • Any of the steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex or their synthetic equivalents, such as cortisol and aldosterone. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "corticosteroid" in a sentence
  • "Funding source may be associated with findings regarding adverse effects in corticosteroid studies"
  • "The study results also show a safety profile for LX211 at the 0.4 mg / kg bid dose that suggests the experimental drug would be suitable for chronic use as the first oral treatment for this sight-threatening inflammatory eye disease, while also providing a means to greatly reduce the serious health risks associated with long-term corticosteroid use."
  • "The Government also provides treatment for those 70 years or older with very low bone density, even without a fracture, and in some other situations such as high-dose, long-term corticosteroid use."