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glossary:corticosterone [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||(1) ///cor·ti·cos·ter·one/// (kor?ti-kos´ter-on) a natural corticoid with moderate glucocorticoid activity, some mineralocorticoid activity, and actions similar to cortisol except that it is not antiinflammatory.|
|+||(2) //n// an adrenal corticosteroid [[hormone]] necessary for the maintenance of life in adrenalectomized animals; protects against stress, influences muscular efficiency, and influences carbohydrate and electrolyte metabolism.|