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Mesh term Steroids

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Fused-Ring Compounds

Description

A group of polycyclic compounds closely related biochemically to TERPENES. They include cholesterol, numerous hormones, precursors of certain vitamins, bile acids, alcohols (STEROLS), and certain natural drugs and poisons. Steroids have a common nucleus, a fused, reduced 17-carbon atom ring system, cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene. Most steroids also have two methyl groups and an aliphatic side-chain attached to the nucleus. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)


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Androstanes
Bile Acids and Salts
Cardanolides
Cholanes
Cholestanes
Cyclosteroids
Estranes
Gonanes
Homosteroids
Hydroxysteroids
Ketosteroids
Norsteroids
Pregnanes
Sapogenins
Secosteroids
Steroids, Brominated
Steroids, Chlorinated
Steroids, Fluorinated
Steroids, Heterocyclic


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