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. What is a steroid? What basic ring structure 15 common to all steroids? Sketch an example of a steroid found in the body, and highlight the basic ring structure that makes the molecule a steroid.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

To explain the steroid and its basic ring structure and write the functions of steroids.

Concept Introduction:

Steroids comes under class of lipid which consists of four rings with each ring made of carbon atoms.

Steroids are the molecule present in body which helps in growth and sexual characteristics development of the body. Carbohydrates, proteins and lipids are the organic compound so that steroids come under lipid.

Explanation

Steroids are the organic molecules present in body of human beings.

It consists of four rings of carbon atoms. All steroids consist of three rings of carbon with 6 carbon each and one carbon ring with 5 carbon in it.

Steroids present in body acts as hormones and thus its presence helps in growth of the body or required for the development of sexual characteristics. The two major functions of steroids are:

It acts as an important component in the cell membrane to monitor the fluidity of the membrane. It also acts as signaling molecules...

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