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Descriptor English: Glucocorticoids
Descriptor Spanish: Glucocorticoides
Descriptor Portuguese: Glucocorticoides
Descriptor French: Glucocorticoïdes
Entry term(s): Effect, Glucocorticoid
Effects, Glucorticoid
Glucocorticoid
Glucocorticoid Effect
Glucorticoid Effects
Tree number(s): D06.472.040.543
D27.505.696.399.472.488
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005938
Scope note: A group of CORTICOSTEROIDS that affect carbohydrate metabolism (GLUCONEOGENESIS, liver glycogen deposition, elevation of BLOOD SUGAR), inhibit ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE secretion, and possess pronounced anti-inflammatory activity. They also play a role in fat and protein metabolism, maintenance of arterial blood pressure, alteration of the connective tissue response to injury, reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes, and functioning of the central nervous system.
Annotation: note entry term GLUCOCORTICOID EFFECT: use only for the glucocorticoid effect of a chemical substance
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Adrenal Cortex Hormones (1966)
Public MeSH Note: 67
History Note: 67
Related: Receptors, Glucocorticoid MeSH
DeCS ID: 6082
Unique ID: D005938
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Date Established: 1967/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/31
Glucocorticoids - Preferred
Concept UI M0009322
Scope note A group of CORTICOSTEROIDS that affect carbohydrate metabolism (GLUCONEOGENESIS, liver glycogen deposition, elevation of BLOOD SUGAR), inhibit ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE secretion, and possess pronounced anti-inflammatory activity. They also play a role in fat and protein metabolism, maintenance of arterial blood pressure, alteration of the connective tissue response to injury, reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes, and functioning of the central nervous system.
Preferred term Glucocorticoids
Entry term(s) Glucocorticoid
Glucocorticoid Effect - Narrower
Concept UI M0556156
Preferred term Glucocorticoid Effect
Entry term(s) Effect, Glucocorticoid
Effects, Glucorticoid
Glucorticoid Effects



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