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Search Results for: corticosteroid

Corticosteroid

Definition noun, plural: corticosteroids A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex, e.g. glucocorticoids and... Read More

Glucocorticoid

Definition noun, plural: glucocorticoids Any of a group of corticosteroids involved in carbohydrate metabolism (e.g.... Read More

Mineralocorticoid

Definition noun, plural: mineralocorticoids Any of a group of corticosteroids produced by the adrenal cortex that act on the... Read More

Steroid hormone

Definition noun, plural: steroid hormones A type of steroid that acts as a hormone, and that which is exemplified by sex... Read More

Steroid

Definition noun, plural: steroids Any of the group of fat-soluble organic compounds containing four rings arranged in a... Read More

Steroidogenesis

Definition noun, plural: steroidogeneses The biosynthesis of steroid hormones from cholesterol by various cells, such as... Read More

Aldosterone

Definition noun, plural: aldosterones A mineralocorticoid with a chemical formula of C21H28O5, and controls salt and water... Read More

Striae

striae (Science: clinical sign, dermatology) stretch marks on the skin with a silvery-white hue. Often the result of... Read More

Endocytosis

Endocytosis Definition What is endocytosis in biology? Endocytosis is a cellular process by which a cell internalizes any... Read More

Immunosuppressant

Definition noun, plural: immunosuppressants An agent capable of suppressing the body's immune response. adjective Of or... Read More

Isomerase

Definition noun, plural: isomerases (biochemistry) An enzyme that catalyzes the isomerization changes in a molecule, thereby... Read More

Sex steroid

Definition noun, plural: sex steroids A steroid hormone that when bound to specific sex hormone receptor becomes active and... Read More

Bacillus megaterium

Definition noun An endospore forming rod-shaped bacterium recognized as an endophytes involved in the production of various... Read More

Anabolic steroid

Definition noun, plural: anabolic steroids Any of the synthetic steroid hormones (androgens) that promote muscle and bone... Read More

Hormone Production

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. Hormones are chemical messengers produced by glands in the endocrine system.... Read More