Definition of glucocorticoid in English:

glucocorticoid

Line breaks: gluco|cortic|oid
Pronunciation: /ˌɡluːkə(ʊ)ˈkɔːtɪkɔɪd
 
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noun

Biochemistry
Any of a group of corticosteroids (e.g. hydrocortisone) which are involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats and have anti-inflammatory activity.
More example sentences
  • Medications that can reduce androgen levels include estrogen, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, and glucocorticoids.
  • Some steroid hormones, such as glucocorticoids, bind to a cytoplasmic receptor protein that is then translocated into the nucleus.
  • In one of them, Dallman and her colleagues simulated chronic stress by increasing the brain concentration of a rodent version of the glucocorticoid called cortisol.

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