Glossary Term:

Title

corticosteroid

Phonetic

<b>kor</b>-tih-ko-<b>STEER</b>-oyd

Description

any of a number of steroid substances that come from the cortex (outer layer) of the adrenal glands. They are sometimes used as cancer treatments or to reduce nausea. They are also used to relieve bone pain in patients with cancer in the bones.