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Noun: corticosteroid  ,kor-tu-kow'ste,royd
  1. A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
    - corticoid, adrenal cortical steroid

Derived forms: corticosteroids

Type of: sex hormone, steroid, steroid hormone

Encyclopedia: Corticosteroid