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n. - A steroid hormone produced by the outer or superficial part of the adrenal gland or synthesized.

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  • corticoid steroid eye drops are often used; however, long-term corticoid use has many negative side effects, including the possible development of glaucoma.
  • Too high a corticoid level inhibits ACTH production, which in turn allows the corticoid level to drop.
  • The production of MSH by the pituitary is, like the production of ACTH, stimulated by low corticoid levels.
  • As corticoid production falls with destruction of the adrenal cortex in Addison's disease, ACTH rises to considerable (but useless) heights. for more
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