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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Caudal block being the most common among them.7 Dexamethasone apart from being an antiemetic for postoperative nausea and vomiting also has analgesic and antiinflammatory properties.8 Several studies have shown that dexamethasone prolongs the analgesic effect of non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Glucocorticoids exert their analgesic effects by inhibiting phospholipase and COX II thus blocking the synthesis of prostaglandins.2
The most commonly reported drug association seen with Marsh I lesions is with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. Kakar et al (2) reported that association in approximately 14% of his study patients with increased IELs.
The known antiinflammatory drugs are generally separated into the steroid-based glucocorticoids, the nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs, and the more potent immunosuppressive drugs, such as cyclosporine and methotrexate.
The use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) has been the major approach taken in the treatment of the symptoms of this disease, even though these drugs fail to modify the degenerative processes underlying the damage occurring in the joint space between the bones (Rashad et al., 1989).
ISLAMABAD -- Chemists have developed a revolutionary new way to manufacture natural chemicals and used it to assemble a scarce antiinflammatory drug with potential to treat cancer and malaria, a new release by the Australian National University (ANU) said on Tuesday.
Significantly increased risks were noted for any bronchodilator use (without an additional anti-inflammatory drug) and cleft lip alone (adjusted odds ratio, 1.77; 95% confidence interval, 1.08-2.88); however, with the addition of an antiinflammatory drug (four cases), the odds were attenuated and no longer statistically significant.
Flunixin Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug. Targets inflamed tissue, counteracts the effects of trauma, also used for colic and muscle pain.
SORE throats in adults could be cured faster by taking an antiinflammatory drug alongside antibiotics.
In May 1999, the US Food and Drug Administration approved rofecoxib, the first nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) [1] with specific cyclooxygenase II (COX-II) activity.
Furthermore, Pincus and colleagues demonstrated that the use of an antiinflammatory drug is both more efficacious and preferable to the patients than the use of an analgesic alone in the treatment of patients with OA.
Arielle Newman, a 17 year-old cross-country runner from New York died after her body absorbed high levels of methyl salicylate, an antiinflammatory drug found in sports creams designed to sooth aching muscles.
The treatment involves having an antiinflammatory drug called Etanercept injected into spinal fluid, while hanging upside down.