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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Glucocorticoid resistance is becoming more common each year and now represents a serious clinical problem as glucocorticoids become less effective against inflammatory diseases.
Most patients exposed to glucocorticoids received only non-systemic glucocorticoids, and these prescriptions were not associated with a measurable increase in rates of cardiovascular disease," the team points out.
His major interests are Addison's disease, glucocorticoids, clinical thyroidology and thyroid cancer.
Epidural injections of glucocorticoids plus lidocaine proved ineffective at improving pain or function in older adults with central spinal stenosis in a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial performed at 16 medical centers across the United States.
2] regulates almost 3,000 genes in immortalized human uterine endometrial adenocarcinoma cells, and the spectrum of regulation largely overlaps with those genes regulated by glucocorticoids (Whirledge and Cidlowski 2013; Whirledge et al.
We studied the rhythmic expression of clock genes in white blood cells to see how they adjusted in response to glucocorticoids.
They then found that when the subjects were given glucocorticoids in tablets, their body clocks returned to normal.
Over-expression of CASP1 rendered ALL cells five to 15 times more resistant to the glucocorticoids dexamethasone and prednisolone.
While small amounts of glucocorticoids support cognition and spine synapse turnover, excess stimulation by glucocorticoids predisposes to stress disorders via the loss of dendritic spines.
Ergocalciferol had similar efficacy to calcitriol but appeared inferior to alendronate in sustaining or improving bone mass for patients on glucocorticoids.
Since glucocorticoids are catabolic, patients need adequate protein intake, not just calcium and phosphorus.

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