steroid drugs

steroid drugs

A large group of drugs that are derived from, resemble, or simulate the actions of, the natural corticosteroids or the male sex hormones of the body.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Steroid drugs have several different forms; the form your doctor prescribes is based on the source or cause of inflammation.
Beximco Pharmaceuticals specialises in hormones and steroid drugs. Under the deal, Beximco Pharma entered into share purchase agreements with six shareholders with an aggregate shareholding of 85.22% in Nuvista.
Past medical features included a severe obesity, with a body mass index higher than 32, chronic bronchial asthma treated with steroid drugs, and systemic arterial hypertension treated with [beta]-blockers.
The 27-year-old has boasted about using steroid drugs, posed with other inmates, showed off his stomach tattoo and his new hairstyle to family and friends on the social media site.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the new labels for prescription testosterone on Tuesday, to prevent the abuse of testosterone and other steroid drugs. The new warnings will outline the serious health risks associated with the misuse of these products.
It is understood the victim was involved in organising cannabis grow houses and was importing illegal fitness steroid drugs.
Many people have to take steroid drugs -- for example, by inhaler to treat asthma or in lotion form for skin allergies, while others need to take the drugs by injection or as pills to treat inflammatory condition like arthritis.
Existing treatments use moisturizers to try to protect skin, and in difficult cases powerful steroid drugs can help, but they often have significant unwanted side effects, especially in long-term use.
Heather, a keen dancer, now has to take regular rest breaks from her studies and steroid drugs to ease the pain and swelling in her hands, hips, knees and other joints.
Two of the patients were given a brief course of steroid drugs when they showed signs of liver inflammation, but no other side effects emerged.
Last week saw ex-policeman JustinWeaver of Swansea jailed for 16 months for involvement in steroid drugs supply to bodybuilders.