steroid

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steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response adrenal cortical steroid , corticoid , corticosteroid
steroid having androgenic activity; obtained from the cortex of the adrenal gland adrenosterone
any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their stren anabolic steroid
any of the steroid acids generated in the liver and stored with bile bile acid
animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues cholesterin , cholesterol
general term for female steroid sex hormones that are secreted by the ovary and responsible for typical female sexual characteristics estrogen , oestrogen
steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity glucocorticoid
steroid containing a ketone group ketosteroid
steroid hormone (trade name Lipo-Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy Lipo-Lutin , progesterone
organic compound that does no contain a steroid nonsteroid , nonsteroidal
any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone progestin , progestogen
any of a group of natural steroid alcohols derived from plants or animals; they are waxy insoluble substances steroid alcohol , sterol
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