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corticoid

 [kor´tĭ-koid]
corticosteroid, a hormone of the adrenal cortex, or other natural or synthetic compound with similar activity.

cor·ti·coid

(kōr'ti-koyd),
1. Having an action similar to that of a hormone of the adrenal cortex.
2. Any substance exhibiting this action.
3. Synonym(s): corticosteroid
Synonym(s): glucocorticoid (3)

corticoid

/cor·ti·coid/ (kor´tĭ-koid) corticosteroid.

corticoid

(kôr′tĭ-koid′)
n.
A corticosteroid.

cor·ti·coid

(kōr'ti-koyd)
1. Having an action similar to that of a hormone of the cortex of the suprarenal gland.
2. Any substance exhibiting this action.
3. Synonym(s): corticosteroid.

corticoid

An informal term for any steroid produced by the adrenal cortex. A corticosteroid.

cor·ti·coid

(kōr'ti-koyd)
1. Having an action similar to that of a hormone of the cortex of the suprarenal gland.
2. Synonym(s): glucocorticoid (3) .

corticoid

corticosteroid; a hormone of the adrenal cortex, or other natural or synthetic compound with similar activity.

Patient discussion about corticoid

Q. I received a corticosteroid injection in my left knne th A.M. Knee is all stiff & swollen. Is this normal?

A. actually you might have already had an arthritis in your knee before, then your doctor injected you with a corticosteroid into the affected joint. usually you will feel better (less pain) in your affected joint. if the symptoms don't improve then I suggest you to go see your specialist for further advise and treatment.

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But they added that Armstrong had a prescription to use a cream containing the banned corticoid triamcinolone to cure a skin allergy.
Estimates of actual potentials for interference of endogenous corticoids determined by directly measuring apparent cortisol concentrations in steroid-free urine supplemented with concentrations likely to be present when unconjugated cortisol is 100 nmol/L.
The control group (MMF-) included eight transplanted patients receiving similar doses of CsA and corticoids, but not MMF, and eight normal healthy controls (NHCs).
Despite current available therapy with the use of bronchodilators and corticoids, alleviation of obstruction may not occur rapidly enough to prevent ventilatory failure and endotracheal intubation.
Four of the six were found to have used EPO, which increases oxygen to red blood cells, and all of the cyclists had traces of corticoids, steroids or growth hormones, the reports said.
Notably, steroids such as corticoids can modulate thyroid hormone activity during amphibian metamorphosis (enhancement of tail resorption) (22-24).
Athletes are allowed to use corticoids as part of medical treatment.
Women were excluded if they had a physician's diagnosis of multiple fetuses, preeclampsia, psychiatric, kidney or cardiac diseases, gestational diabetes, history of repeated urinary infections, seizure disorder requiring daily medication, ingestion of corticoids, systolic blood pressure [is greater than] 140 mm Hg, or diastolic blood pressure [is greater than] 90 mm Hg.
There was controversy earlier in the day when Armstrong's first-day doping test showed up traces of corticoids.
Existing therapies for respiratory disorders can be broadly divided inhaled corticoids (which reduce inflammation) and bronchodilators.