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Glucocorticoids MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Glucocorticoids
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.040.543
D27.505.696.399.472.488
Unique ID
D005938
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005938
Annotation
note entry term GLUCOCORTICOID EFFECT: use only for the glucocorticoid effect of a chemical substance
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.
Entry Term(s)
Glucocorticoid
Glucocorticoid Effect
Glucorticoid Effects
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Adrenal Cortex Hormones (1966)
See Also
Receptors, Glucocorticoid
Public MeSH Note
67
History Note
67
Date Established
1967/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/05/31
Glucocorticoids Preferred
Glucocorticoid Effect Narrower
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