noun. a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity.
- adrenal cortical steroid
- Liquid Pred
- internal secretion
Example sentences of the word glucocorticoid
1. Noun, singular or mass
Cats that are on any other medicine for arthritis, such as a glucocorticoid (prednisone) or a cat-safe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDS) should not be given aspirin.
If your dog has an irresistible urge to scratch his ears and you suspect it may be because of allergies, you may be interested in an ear cleaner enriched with glucocorticoid agents.