NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,957 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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glucocorticoid
(GLOO-koh-KOR-tih-koyd)
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).