Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

Living Edition
| Editors: Marc Gellman


  • Sarah AldredEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6439-6_867-2



A steroid or steroid hormone is a biomolecule derived from cholesterol, with a characteristic structure containing four fused rings (see Fig. 1).
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References and Further Reading

  1. Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L., & Stryer, L. (2002). Biochemistry (5th ed.). New York: WH Freeman.Google Scholar
  2. Nussey, S., & Whitehead, S. (2001). Endocrinology. Oxford: BIOS Scientific Publishers.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Sport and Exercise SciencesThe University of BirminghamEdgbaston, BirminghamUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Anna C. Whittaker
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  1. 1.School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation SciencesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK