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corticosteroid

[¦kȯrd·ə‚kō′stir‚ȯid]
(biochemistry)
Any steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex of vertebrates.
Any steroid with properties of an adrenal cortex steroid.
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Severe Strongyloidasis in Corticosteriods treated patients.
The treatment would benefit child patients whose asthma is not significantly controlled by conventional corticosteriods, said AstraZeneca, which has operations in Westboro.
Certain medications can also cause lipid alteration, including anticonvulsants, active anti-retroviral therapies, diuretics, beta-blockers, androgens, oral contraceptives, corticosteriods, cyclosporine, and sirolimus (NKF, 2003).
In inhaled form, there are few side effects from corticosteriods used to treat asthma, though the risk of side effects may increase if you take this medication orally (in liquid or pill form) over a long period of time.
It may interact with anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteriods, beta-blockers, antipsychotics, anti-coagulants and drugs to control epilepsy.
Administration of corticosteriods in brain tumor patients requires an understanding of the physiology of the adrenal system and desired patient response.
Prescribed and over-the-counter medications including methylxanthines (caffeine and thorphylline), sympathomimetics (pseudephedrine), alcohol, corticosteriods, thyroxine, neuroleptics, and certain antidepressants.
The results indicate TCPL delivery systems are capable of administering corticosteriods alone or in combination with Se for 24 days.
Addition of anti-leukotriene agents to inhaled corticosteriods for chronic asthma.
Use of certain medications, such as corticosteriods and anticonvulsants
Unlike oral corticosteriods, however, topical corticosteroid sprays such as Nasonex can be safely used on a long-term basis.

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