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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The results show that circulating glucocorticoids have a major contribution to this greater sensitivity.
In Part 1, patients are being randomized to receive either IFX-1 plus a reduced dose of glucocorticoids, or placebo plus a standard dose of glucocorticoids.
The clinical use of glucocorticoids both in mothers at risk of premature labor and in premature babies has become common practice in the last 40 years.
Alcohoi, stress, and glucocorticoids: From risk to dependence and relapse in alcohol use disorders, neuropharmacology.
CONCOMITANT USE of glucocorticoids with tofacitinib in rheumatoid arthritis may double the risk of herpes zoster, but methotrexate does not appear to increase the risk, outcomes from a cohort study of 8,030 RA patients--including 222 cases of herpes zoster--suggest.
Glucocorticoid receptor alpha (GR[alpha]), the primary bioactive isoform of the receptor, is normally studied in detail when examining the impact of glucocorticoids.
The HPA axis dysfunction observed in individuals with PTSD is characterized by a state of low basal glucocorticoid levels and increased sensitivity to glucocorticoids.
At trial entry, 38% of patients were already receiving triple therapy, and 29% were taking an inhaled glucocorticoid. The authors noted that any patients taking an inhaled glucocorticoid who were randomized to the vilanterol-umeclidinium group would have had to abruptly stop taking their inhaled glucocorticoids.
The researchers identified a hormone called glucocorticoids, which is a naturally occurring steroid hormone that is produced to alleviate inflammation.
Classically, glucocorticoids are considered the primary mediators of pro- and anti-inflammatory actions within the immune response (Busillo and Cidlowski 2013).
There are three pharmacologic strategies for the management of post-endodontic pain: 1) Drugs that block inflammatory mediators that activate or sensitize pulpal nociceptors (e.g., NSAIDs and glucocorticoids); 2) Drugs that block impulse propagation along the peripheral nerves; and 3) Drugs that block central mechanisms of hyperalgesia and pain perception.4 Glucocorticoids suppress the inflammatory mediators.

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