NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,440 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- A compound that belongs to the family of compounds called corticosteroids (steroids). Glucocorticoids affect metabolism and have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. They may be naturally produced (hormones) or synthetic (drugs).