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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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The NMR spectra of the five steroidal saponins (compounds 1a/b, 2, 3, 4, 5) showed four quaternary carbon resonances corresponding to C-5, C-10, C-13 and C-22 of a furostan (Table 1) (Staerk et al.
Isolated steroidal saponins were dissolved in methanol (HPLC grade, Sigma-Aldrich) and injected separately.
Wild yam root contains steroidal saponins with diosgenin as the aglycone (Bone 2003a).
In vitro effects of steroidal saponins from Yucca schidigera extract on rumen microbial protein synthesis and ruminal fermentation.
Steroidal saponin, which is the effective compound of this surfactant, has been shown to improve rumen fermentation and energy efficiency (Santoso et al.
Steroidal saponin from Trillium tschonoskii (TTS) could be a potential weapon.
The steroidal saponins include water-soluble fractions and water-insoluble fraction.
Keywords: Paris polyphylla Anthelmintic activity Steroidal saponins Dactylogyrus intermedius Polyphyllin D Dioscin
The rich steroidal saponins and sapogenic constituents, mainly simple phenolics and cyanogenic glycosides, may be responsible for the antidiabetic properties (Marles and Farnsworth, 1995).
Anthelmintic activity of steroidal saponins also does not seem to have been reported so far, though some triterpenoid saponins possess the activity (Hostettmann and Marston, 1995).
The preliminary cytotoxicity studies demonstrated that eleven of fourteen steroidal saponins were active against the human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) K562 cells in vitro (Hu et al.