Glucocorticoid

Definition of Glucocorticoid:

Any steroid-like compound capable of significantly influencing intermediary metabolism, such as promotion of deposition of glycogen in the liver, and of exerting a useful antiinflammatory effect.

Topics Related to Glucocorticoid

Addison's Disease

...the condition
“...Secondary adrenal insufficiency can result from prolonged or improper use of glucocorticoid hormones, such as prednisone, which are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and other inflammatory illnesses...”

Cushing's Syndrome / Hypercortisolism

...the condition
“...Many people suffer the symptoms of Cushing's syndrome because they take glucocorticoid hormones – such as prednisone – as an antiinflammatory...”
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