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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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Solasodine A3/4- sitosterol diosgenin [6 7] triterpenes [8] steroidal saponins [9] and steroidal glycoalkaloids [10-12] are also reported from the fruit.
Its major active components, C-21 steroidal glycosides, are of considerable interest because of their bioactivities, including antineoplastic effects (Zhang et al.
In about 40 per cent of severe cases, anti-histamines and steroidal sprays do not relieve symptoms.
This gave the initial impression that sex reversal had been induced, as occurs in some fish species after exposure to steroidal estrogens (Iwamatsu 1999; Lange et al.
Two-thirds were given Elidel; the remaining third steroidal creams.
2004) demonstrated that the sediment of rivers below sewage treatment plants in the United Kingdom are major sinks for steroidal estrogens derived from sewage.
Some steroidal estrogens had previously been listed as probable carcinogens, but on Dec.
Synthetic steroidal estrogens excreted by humans include those found in birth control pills and hormone replacement therapies, which are among the most-prescribed pharmaceuticals in the United States.
If correct, this means that AAGP[TM] could be the base platform for a whole new family of NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs)
Orteronel, an oral, non-steroidal androgen synthesis inhibitor was discovered by Takeda and has so far shown in pre-clinical studies that it selectively inhibits the 17, 20 lyase enzymes 1 which are central to the production of steroidal androgens in the testes and adrenal glands.
Elevated IOP may occur in patients receiving steroidal treatment for chronic eye diseases.

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