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(ə-drē′nō-kôr′tĭ-kō-stĕr′oid, -stîr′-)
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(ă-drē″nō-kor″tĭ-kō-stēr′oyd″) [ adreno- + corticosteroid]
A hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or a synthetic derivative of such a hormone.
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Patient discussion about adrenocorticosteroid

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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Traumatic brain injury regulates adrenocorticosteroid receptor mRNA levels in rat hippocampus.
diuretics, adrenocorticosteroids and liquorice root) may enhance electrolyte imbalance" (EMA, 2006-2008).
Goldfien, "Adrenocorticosteroids and adrenocortical antagonists," in Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, B.

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