Corticosteriod


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Corticosteriod

A group of synthetic hormones that are used to prevent or reduce inflammation. Toxic effects may result from rapid withdrawal after prolonged use or from continued use of large doses.
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In the past, autoimmune conditions have been treated with toxic anti-inflammatory corticosteriod drugs like Prednisone, which cause immuno-suppression.
Because of their effectiveness in controlling asthma with the fewest side effects, inhaled corticosteriod medication is preferred to oral forms for asthma.
Coverage is also available for a patient who is immunosuppressive--for example, on a regimen of immunosuppressive drugs post-transplant, on cancer chemotherapy, has AIDS, or has a drug-induced state such as chronic corticosteriod use--and requires catheterization.)
Corticosteriod therapy has improved the language ability of some children.
* Taking corticosteriod medicines (prescribed for arthritis or other inflammatory diseases)
As recent and extensive pharmacologic reviews have noted, studies have found increased plasma corticotropin and corticosteriod concentrations (rats), an inhibition of the reuptake of norepinephrine and decreased plasma levels of norepinephrine, luteinizing hormone and prolactin (humans), increases in homovanillic acid in depressed patients and an improvement in dopaminergic tone (26), (38).
One of the common side effects of corticosteriod injections is a rise in intraocular pressure.
(1,2) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is also associated with significant systemic consequences including skeletal muscle dysfunction that may be exacerbated by malnutrition, deconditioning, hypoxia, and corticosteriod use that occur in COPD.
In addition to antibiotics, your doctor also might prescribe a topical or an oral decongestant or a corticosteriod nasal spray.
Like a chemical thermostat, the pituitary in turn instructs the adrenal cortex to ease off from its corticosteriod production chore.
Patients were excluded from the study if they were being treated with corticosteriods or intranasal sodium cromolyn, required inhaled or systemic corticosteriod therapy for ongoing asthma, had an upper respiratory tract infection, or if they were scheduled to alter their immunotherapy regimen during the study, because any of these conditions could confound evaluations of study drug safety and efficacy.

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