glucocorticoid


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(gloo-ko-kort-i-koid) A compound that belongs in the family of corticosteroids (steroids). Glucocorticoids affect metabolism, and reduce inflammation and the body's normal immune reaction. They may be naturally produced (hormones) or synthetic (drugs).
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