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ster·oid

(stēr'oyd, ster'oyd), Avoid using the simple word steroid in a special sense, such as adrenal corticosteroid (or corticoid) or anabolic steroid, unless the meaning is clear from the context.
1. Pertaining to the steroids. Synonym(s): steroidal Compare: steroids.
2. One of the steroids (for example, sterols, bile acids, cardiac glycosides, androgens, estrogens, corticosteroids, precursors of the D vitamins). Synonym(s): sterid
3. Generic designation for compounds closely related in structure to the steroids, such as sterols, bile acids, cardiac glycosides, androgens, estrogens, corticosteroids, and precursors of the D vitamins.
[G. stereos, solid; solid lipids vs oils]

ster·oid

(ster'oyd)
1. Pertaining to the steroids.
Synonym(s): steroidal.
2. Generic designation for compounds closely related in structure to the steroids, such as sterols, bile acids, cardiac glycosides, and precursors of the D vitamins.
Compare: bioregulator
Compare: steroids
[G. stereos, solid; solid lipids vs. oils]

steroidal

emanating from or pertaining to steroid.

steroidal saponins
see lithogenic saponins.
steroidal (Solanum spp.) alkaloid
toxins including solanidine, soladulcidine, solasidine, tomatidine found in solanaceous plants.

Patient discussion about steroidal

Q. Does steroids make children shorter? My 10 years-old son has asthma, and is treated with a steroid inhaler. Will this treatment cause him to be shorter in the future?

A. I don't think so. My cousin had asthma very badly when he was young, and he grew up to be tall, strong and healthy, thank goodness. Sometimes one does outgrow this, sometimes now, but as far as growth goes, I don't think it will stump growth.

Q. what sort of diet should I take to tone up my muscle and to lose fat in my body? Is steroid a good idea?

A. as williams41 say- it's a BAD idea... steroids wil damage your body immune system and can get you more prone to bacterial/virus/fungal attacks. it also have unhealthy side effects that one of them is distribution of fat in the face area that can be unpleasant. so consider your steps...

Q. Had FMS for almost twenty years now, tried almost everything. Is Lyrica in the "steroid" family? Any one in this community could help me? I have given my few questions to find out an answer. I Had FMS for almost twenty years now, tried almost everything. I'm considering Lyrica but I'd like more info. Is Lyrica in the "steroid" family? If you go on Lyrica for a while & see no improvement with pain, is going off of it a big deal like with other med's, or can you simply just stop taking it? I take Ambien, will that have any interactions? I'm seeing my Doc about this at the end of the month, but I was hoping to get some personal experiences about it. Thanks for any thoughts! Thanks for your answers, keep them coming!

A. according to this-
http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php
there is a moderate interaction. that means you can take them both but be checked regularly for depression of breath.

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In your studies, six known C-21 steroidal glycosides were isolated from the root tuber of C.
Six known C-21 steroidal glycosides were isolated from fractions F2 and F3 by repeated silica gel and Rp-18 silica gel column chromatography, then further purified with HPLC (Waters, C-18, 7.
The sensitivity of both VTG and 11-KT to exogenous steroidal estrogens reinforces their value as biomarkers for exposure to estrogen after short-term exposure (Brion et al.
Relative potencies and combination effects of steroidal estrogens in fish.
Awareness of a new possible danger related to steroidal painkillers and disease outbreaks was compounded by preliminary findings presented at the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society.
Current treatment consists primarily of alleviation of pain and inflammation with analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and steroidal drugs, all of which can produce serious untoward side effects with chronic use.
This will allow Cougar to conduct a Phase I clinical trial of CB7630, an orally active inhibitor of the steroidal enzyme 17alpha-hydroxylase/C17,20 lyase, for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer in the United States.
Immunogenicity is a major problem associated with the Taxotere(R) formulation and requires that patients receiving Taxotere(R) be pretreated with steroidal immuno-suppressants.
It's an 8100-rev-ripping steroidal slot car on weekends," Car and Driver recently observed of the RSX Type-S in a September 2005 comparison test, "and an intellectually sophisticated upscale six-jewel commuter on weekdays.
This will allow Cougar to conduct a Phase I/II clinical trial of CB7630, an orally active inhibitor of the steroidal enzyme 17alpha-hydroxylase/C17,20 lyase, for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer in the United Kingdom.

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