glucocorticoid


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glucocorticoid

[¦glü·kō¦kȯrd·ə‚kȯid]
(biochemistry)
A corticoid that affects glucose metabolism; secreted principally by the adrenal cortex.
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Enhanced promoter recruitment represents one mechanism of glucocorticoid and Gen transcriptional regulation.
The genomic effect of glucocorticoid is known to occur with a time lag of hours or even days.
High HDL-cholesterol in women with rheumatoid arthritis on low-dose glucocorticoid therapy.
2-4 The active ingredient of glucocorticoid succinate has previously been documented in literature of producing allergic and anaphyletic reactions.
Glucocorticoid administration reduces psychological and physiological responses to stress.
Plasma glucocorticoid is a widely used measure of physiological of stress (McDonald, 1980; Broom and Johnson, 1993; Hierbertet al.
MacDonald, from the Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee, Scotland, and colleagues compared cardiovascular events among 68,781 glucocorticoid users and for 82,202 non-users.
Since a reliable biomarker for monitoring the adequacy of replacement therapy has not yet been identified and current glucocorticoid replacement regimens do not mimic normal diurnal biorhythm of cortisol, some patients may require different glucocorticoid replacement regimens or formulas.
However, the constant increase in the number of patients suffering from glucocorticoid resistance could present a serious problem for clinicians.
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Epidural glucocorticoid injections are widely used to treat patients with symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis.

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