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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According to data from The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the factor that improves the prognosis for premature infants is not the delay of delivery but glucocorticosteroid administration within 7 days prior to delivery in order to improve respiratory function in the newborn [5].
The case notes of each of the patients included at baseline were assessed for the following four clinical endpoints, with the date of each endpoint recorded, where applicable: documented glucocorticosteroid prescription or a flare of disease activity identified by physician's global assessment; escalation of medical therapy due to uncontrolled disease activity, as judged by a physician's global assessment; hospitalisation secondary to objectively confirmed IBD activity; and intestinal resection.
The last decade researches show that the glucocorticosteroids released as an answer to stress stimulate the Th2 cells activation and inhibit the Th1 cells answer.
Currently, intranasal glucocorticosteroids (INGCs) are the most effective monotherapy for AR and NAR and have few adverse effects when used at prescribed doses.
ARIA recommends intranasal glucocorticosteroids for treatment of AR in adults, while ARIA suggests intranasal corticosteroids in children with AR he added.
Generalized pustular psoriasis induced by systemic glucocorticosteroids: Four cases and recommendations for treatment.
This patient has hyperglycemia or diabetes induced by high doses of glucocorticosteroids. His hyperglycemia is being treated with insulin injections.
Guidelines of care for the use of topical glucocorticosteroids. J Am Acad Dermatol 1996;35:615-9.
Medical care of clinically significant IH has been limited to a few medications, including glucocorticosteroids (topical, intralesional and oral), interferon alfa9 and, rarely, vincristine.
Mechanisms and clinical implications of glucocorticosteroids in the treatment of allergic rhinitis.
Since glucocorticosteroids are widely used in the management of sports related injuries, as well as in the disorders of the musculoskeletal system, it may result in some cases of doping among Iranian athletes (21).
In shoulder glucocorticosteroids give better results than physiotherapy.