Steroid

usgb/ˈsterɔɪd,ˈstɪrɔɪd/Volume
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Used mainly in healthcare settings or discussing medical treatments for various conditions. SlideHer severe asthma requires a steroid inhaler.
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Naturally occurring steroids in the body are involved in stress responses and immune system functions. SlideCortisol is a natural steroid produced by the adrenal glands.
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Steroids can reduce swelling, redness, and pain in various medical conditions. SlideThe prescription included a steroid to manage her swelling.