glucocorticoid

(GLOO-koh-KOR-tih-koyd)

A compound that belongs to the family of compounds called corticosteroids (steroids). Glucocorticoids affect metabolism and have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. They may be naturally produced (hormones) or synthetic (drugs).

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Pronunciation of dictionary term "glucocorticoide"

Compuesto que pertenece al tipo de los llamados corticosteroides (esteroides). Los glucocorticoides afectan el metabolismo y tienen efectos antiinflamatorios e inmunodepresores. Pueden ser producidos naturalmente (hormonas) o sintéticamente (medicamentos).