glucocorticoids


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glucocorticoids

Hormones that control the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates. They are produced in the cortex of each adrenal gland.
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Long-acting glucocorticoids are also recommended for replacement therapy due to more stable glucocorticoid effect throughout the day and night (8).
Glucocorticoids are widely used in the clinical setting as remedies for inflammatory diseases, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Temporary reduction in growth velocity has been seen in pre-pubertal children using inhaled glucocorticoids for persistent asthma.
The researchers concluded that in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis, epidural injection of glucocorticoids plus lidocaine offered minimal or no short-term benefit compared with epidural injection of lidocaine alone.
Comment: Glucocorticoids such as prednisone slow disease progression in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and glucocorticoid therapy is considered the standard of care.
The principal role of glucocorticoids during the stress response is thought to be restraint of the effects of the stress response.
The goal was to determine the correlation between the resolution of clinical signs in cats receiving oral glucocorticoids with the resolution of inflammation based on l ALF cytology.
Although glucocorticoids are very commonly used in Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), both symptomatic and serious adverse effects dampen patient and physician enthusiasm, particularly for long-term use.
Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones that occur naturally in the body and help control the amount of sugar in a person's blood, so that nutrient levels rise in the morning to fuel daily activities and fall again at night.
Standard management for croup has included glucocorticoids, nebulized racemic epinephrine, humidified air, and, for patients with severe respiratory distress and impending respiratory failure, helium-oxygen mixtures.
1) Glucocorticoids are used to treat a wide variety of inflammatory diseases, including RA, auto-immune diseases, allergies, and asthma.
They also examine the regulation of target-tissue sensitivity to glucocorticoids, adrenoleukodystrophy, autoimmune Addison's disease, glucocorticoid therapy, growth hormone treatment, and the genetics, various consequences, and outcomes of different deficiencies, as well as other topics.

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