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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.
In vivo antiinflammatory effect of a new steroidal saponin, mannioside A, and its derivatives isolated from Dracaena mannii, Arch.
Wild yam root contains steroidal saponins with diosgenin as the aglycone (Bone 2003a).
The steroidal saponin diosgenin is not found to be converted to the hormone in the body and does not stimulate progesterone production.
Steroidal saponins have a variety of biological activities such as effects on metabolism, reproductive system and had been demonstrated antifungal and antibacterial properties (Mahato et al.
Based on these finding, the methanol extract was fractionated on silica gel column chromatography in a bioassay-guided fractionation affording two known steroidal saponins showing potent activity, dioscin (1) and polyphyllin D (2).
Phytochemical reports indicate that the genus Costus is rich in steroidal saponins, sapogenins, oxalates, furans, furan derivatives and starches (Oliver, 1986).