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Glucocorticoid is a compound that belongs to the family of compounds called corticosteroids (steroids). Glucocorticoids affect metabolism and have anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects. They may be naturally produced (hormones) or synthetic (drugs).
Weekly doses of steroids help hasten recovery in muscle injuries

Weekly doses of steroids help hasten recovery in muscle injuries

Switching off glucocorticoid signaling in bone could protect against diet-induced metabolic disturbances

Switching off glucocorticoid signaling in bone could protect against diet-induced metabolic disturbances

Endostatin can decrease proliferation of castration-resistant prostate cancer cells

Endostatin can decrease proliferation of castration-resistant prostate cancer cells

Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study shows

Maternal stress can affect growth of fetal muscles, study shows

Researchers provide insights into effects of microgravity on bone tissue

Researchers provide insights into effects of microgravity on bone tissue

Real-time study of medaka fish aboard ISS sheds light on bone metabolism under microgravity

Real-time study of medaka fish aboard ISS sheds light on bone metabolism under microgravity

Identifying gene defects may help develop individualised treatments for prostate cancer patients

Identifying gene defects may help develop individualised treatments for prostate cancer patients

Researchers elucidate molecular mechanisms underlying negative effects of early-life stress

Researchers elucidate molecular mechanisms underlying negative effects of early-life stress

Standard hormone supplement after radiotherapy could increase risk of prostate cancer recurrence

Standard hormone supplement after radiotherapy could increase risk of prostate cancer recurrence

New review looks at complexity of fracture epidemiology in diabetes

New review looks at complexity of fracture epidemiology in diabetes

Wayne State receives NIH grant to study use of opioid addiction drug to fight relapse in recovering addicts

Wayne State receives NIH grant to study use of opioid addiction drug to fight relapse in recovering addicts

Endocrine Society issues new guidelines on hypopituitarism

Endocrine Society issues new guidelines on hypopituitarism

Combination drug therapy safe, effective in treating asthma patients

Combination drug therapy safe, effective in treating asthma patients

Study shows how caffeine counteracts age-related cognitive deficits in animals

Study shows how caffeine counteracts age-related cognitive deficits in animals

Scientists discover novel genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of femoral head

Scientists discover novel genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of femoral head

Positive environment can reverse trauma-related behavioral alterations in mice

Positive environment can reverse trauma-related behavioral alterations in mice

New mice study unveils mystery of why chronic stress, depression can lead to bone loss

New mice study unveils mystery of why chronic stress, depression can lead to bone loss

Diabetes risk linked to increased dosage, duration and timing of steroids

Diabetes risk linked to increased dosage, duration and timing of steroids

Caltech researchers identify gene that causes severe insomnia when overactivated

Caltech researchers identify gene that causes severe insomnia when overactivated

Simple physics may play key role in helping the body to fight infection

Simple physics may play key role in helping the body to fight infection