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Descriptor English: Hydroxycorticosteroids
Descriptor Spanish: Hidroxicorticoesteroides
Descriptor Portuguese: Hidroxicorticosteroides
Descriptor French: Hydroxycorticostéroïdes
Tree number(s): D06.472.040.585
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006889
Scope note: A group of corticosteroids carrying hydroxy groups, usually in the 11- or 17-positions. They comprise the bulk of the corticosteroids used systemically. As they are relatively insoluble in water, salts of various esterified forms are often used for injections or solutions.
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
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Adrenal Cortex Hormones (1966-1971)
Glucocorticoids (1967-1971)
Mineralocorticoids (1967-1971)
Public MeSH Note: 73
History Note: 73(72)
DeCS ID: 7049
Unique ID: D006889
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Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2003/07/09
Hydroxycorticosteroids - Preferred
Concept UI M0010756
Scope note A group of corticosteroids carrying hydroxy groups, usually in the 11- or 17-positions. They comprise the bulk of the corticosteroids used systemically. As they are relatively insoluble in water, salts of various esterified forms are often used for injections or solutions.
Preferred term Hydroxycorticosteroids



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