Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Nov
14
2010

corticosteroids

Steroids released from the adrenal cortex. Corticosteroids include both mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids. Mineralocorticoids maintain salt and fluid balance in the body, while glucocorticoids have metabolic and anti-inflammatory effects and are important mediators of the stress response.