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.

steroid drugs

agents with similar effects to glucocorticoid steroid hormones, e.g. prednisolone, methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, betamethasone; used as potent anti-inflammatory agents, e.g. to treat immune-mediated and autoimmune diseases; high-dose or long-term use predisposes to hypertension, skin atrophy, oedema and weight gain, gastric and skin ulceration, diabetes and Cushing's disease; administration route focuses on the pathology, e.g. topical (skin pathology), intra-articular injection (inflammatory joint disease), inhaled (respiratory problems), orally (widespread systemic anti-inflammatory effect)
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Beximco Pharmaceuticals specialises in hormones and steroid drugs.
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.
Contract awarded for Associated Hcm Steroid Drugs 2016-2017
Discuss with your doctor whether you should be screened for osteoporosis; routine screening for the condition is recommended in women age 65 and older, as well as in younger women with risk factors for osteoporosis, including having a small, thin body frame, a family history of osteoporosis, a history of smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, hyperthyroidism, and long-term use of steroid drugs, such as prednisone, hydrocortisone, and dexamethasone.
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.
Whenever Bangladeshi brothel owner Rokeya, 50, signs up a new sex worker, she gives them a course of steroid drugs often used to fatten cattle.
Last week saw ex-policeman JustinWeaver of Swansea jailed for 16 months for involvement in steroid drugs supply to bodybuilders.
And Swansea Crown Court heard yesterday that 51-year-old John Griffiths allowed his shop - TBS Nutrition of Oxford Street, Swansea - to be used for selling steroid drugs.