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Definition of Steroid

Steroid: One of a large group of chemical substances classified by a specific carbon structure. Steroids include drugs used to relieve swelling and inflammation, such as prednisone and cortisone; vitamin D; and some sex hormones, such as testosterone and estradiol.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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