Adrenocorticosteroids

Adrenocorticosteroids 

Compounds created by the adrenal cortex that have distant metabolic effects. There are three types of compounds created by the adrenal cortex: glucocorticoids, mineralocorticoids, and androgens. Of these, the glucocorticoids are most important to the visual system due to their antiinflammatory effects. The antiinflammatory effect is thought to be mediated by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis. See antiinflammatory drug; steroid.
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diuretics, adrenocorticosteroids and liquorice root) may enhance electrolyte imbalance" (EMA, 2006-2008).
Low dose adrenocorticosteroids in the management of elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis: selected examples and summary of efficacy in the long-term treatment of 97 patients.

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