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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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Previous phytochemical investigation of the extracts of Solanum surattense revealed the presence of steroids, terpenes, phenolics, saponins, fatty acids, alkaloids [4], steroidal alkaloids and steroidal saponins [5].
Caged chicken, Cholesterol, Polycystic ovaries (PCOs), Soybean, Spinach, Steroidal sex hormones.
In the present study, some steroidal copper complexes were synthesized by the condensation of steroidal ketones with thiosemicarbazide or diazanyl pyridine and then complexation of steroidal thiosemicarbazones or steroidal diazanyl pyridines with Cu (II).
Solasodine A3/4- sitosterol diosgenin [6 7] triterpenes [8] steroidal saponins [9] and steroidal glycoalkaloids [10-12] are also reported from the fruit.
Some constituents, such as phenylpropanoid glycosides, steroidal saponins and aromatic compounds, have been isolated from the roots and rhizomes of S.
Sahelian calls andro, a natural steroidal hormone, "the father of testosterone." Though often equated with male sexuality, testosterone also impacts the female libido, and its levels drop as we age.
Improvement with traditional antihistamine treatments is 10%- 20% and with steroidal nasal sprays 20%-30%.
And then he insulted them by saying he "kicked their butt." So the California Nurses Association hounded him in the press and at personal appearances and kicked his steroidal concaves.
More steroidal statues of ancient circuit-party boys.
The steroidal enamine lactam intermediates used as starting materials were prepared as we first described in 1958.
A federal report has added steroidal estrogens used in hormone replacement therapy and oral contraceptives to the list of known carcinogens.

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