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(Generic versions may still be available.)
Naturally occurring glucocorticoids (hydrocortisone and cortisone), which also
have salt-retaining properties, are used as replacement therapy in adrenocortical
deficiency states. Their synthetic analogs are primarily used for their potent
anti-inflammatory effects in disorders of many organ systems.
Glucocorticoids cause profound and varied metabolic effects. In addition, they modify the body's immune responses to diverse stimuli.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/20/2007
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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