Definition of "corticosteroid" [corticosteroid]

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

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."

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