Corticosteroids are man-made drugs that closely resemble cortisol, a hormone that adrenal glands produce naturally. Corticosteroids are different from the male hormone-related steroid compounds that some athletes abuse. It is class of chemicals that includes the steroid hormones produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates as well as the synthetic analogues.
Corticosteroids are a class of chemical substances that include steroid hormones that are produced in the adrenal cortex of vertebrates as well as the synthetic analogues of these hormones. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiological processes, including stress response, immune response, regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior. E.g: Corticosterone, Cortisone, Aldosterone.