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Steroids MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Steroids
Tree Number(s)
D04.210.500
Unique ID
D013256
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013256
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specific steroid groups or specific steroids; PLANT STEROIDS see PHYTOSTEROLS is also available
Scope Note
A group of polycyclic compounds closely related biochemically to TERPENES. They include cholesterol, numerous hormones, precursors of certain vitamins, bile acids, alcohols (STEROLS), and certain natural drugs and poisons. Steroids have a common nucleus, a fused, reduced 17-carbon atom ring system, cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene. Most steroids also have two methyl groups and an aliphatic side-chain attached to the nucleus. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Catatoxic Steroids
Steroid
Registry Number
0
See Also
Receptors, Steroid
Public MeSH Note
1963; CATATOXIC STEROIDS was heading 1974-95
History Note
1963; CATATOXIC STEROIDS was heading 1974-95
Date Established
1963/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Steroids Preferred
Catatoxic Steroids Narrower
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