GLUCOCORTICOID

the name given to any of the corticosteroid hormones that act chiefly on the metabolism of carbohydrates. It includes cortisol, corticosterone and cortisone.

GLUCOCORTICOID: "A glucocorticoid effects metabolism of carbohydrates."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GLUCOCORTICOID," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/glucocorticoid/ (accessed June 3, 2020).
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