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Chapter: Clinical Pharmacology: Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, andimmunosuppressant drugs

Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids suppress immune responses and reduce inflammation. They’re available as natural or synthetic steroids.

Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids suppress immune responses and reduce inflammation. They’re available as natural or synthetic steroids.

There’s no improving on nature

Natural corticosteroids are hormones produced by the adrenal cortex; most corticosteroids are synthetic forms of these hormones. Natural and synthetic corticosteroids are classified according to their biological activities:

·                 Glucocorticoids, such as cortisone acetate and dexamethasone,affect carbohydrate and protein metabolism.

·                 Mineralocorticoids, such as aldosterone and fludrocortisone ac-etate, regulate electrolyte and water balance.

 

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