Corticosteroid drug class

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  • Citation tools Download this article to citation manager Janson Christer , Larsson Kjell , Lisspers Karin H , Ställberg Björn , Stratelis Georgios , Goike Helena et al. Pneumonia and pneumonia related mortality in patients with COPD treated with fixed combinations of inhaled corticosteroid and long acting β 2 agonist: observational matched cohort study (PATHOS) BMJ 2013; 346 :f3306
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    Corticosteroids, often referred to steroids, are a form of anti-inflammatory medicines that are prescribed to treat a range of conditions including arthritis and asthma . These steroid hormones can also be produced by the body. In the body, corticosteroids are produced in the cortex, the outer part of adrenal gland. Naturally occurring corticosteroids aid in suppressing inflammation and autoimmunity while also assisting in breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Other forms of these steroids help the retention of salts, thus regulating the balance of salt and water in the body. Corticosteroid drugs usually mimic the function of the naturally occurring steroids. People who cannot produce adequate corticosteroids themselves may be prescribed these synthetic steroids.

    Corticosteroid drug class

    corticosteroid drug class


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