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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).
Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation

Prolonged corticosteroid treatment increases adrenal gland inflammation

Do ACE inhibitors increase SARS-CoV-2 binding to ACE2?

Do ACE inhibitors increase SARS-CoV-2 binding to ACE2?

Medical teams need to be extra vigilant when dealing with diabetics during COVID-19 pandemic

Medical teams need to be extra vigilant when dealing with diabetics during COVID-19 pandemic

Patients with hypertension, diabetes and heart disease more likely to die from COVID-19

Patients with hypertension, diabetes and heart disease more likely to die from COVID-19

Individuals taking glucocorticoids are at high risk if infected with COVID-19

Individuals taking glucocorticoids are at high risk if infected with COVID-19

Excessive salt intake weakens the immune system

Excessive salt intake weakens the immune system

A high salt intake impairs immune response, study suggests

A high salt intake impairs immune response, study suggests

Cumulative doses of oral steroids associated with increased hypertension

Cumulative doses of oral steroids associated with increased hypertension

Stress during pregnancy can cause lifetime of immune system deficiencies

Stress during pregnancy can cause lifetime of immune system deficiencies

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study

Stress in kids could have long term genetic consequences finds study

Research paves the way to improved treatment for complex blood disorders

Research paves the way to improved treatment for complex blood disorders

Study sets the record straight on unproven therapy to treat sepsis

Study sets the record straight on unproven therapy to treat sepsis

Researchers uncover genetic anomaly linked with poor response to common asthma treatment

Researchers uncover genetic anomaly linked with poor response to common asthma treatment

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI of shoulders helps predict recurrence of polymyalgia rheumatica

Gadolinium-enhanced MRI of shoulders helps predict recurrence of polymyalgia rheumatica

Study shows how glucocorticoid hormones control sugar and fat levels over the course of 24 hours

Study shows how glucocorticoid hormones control sugar and fat levels over the course of 24 hours

Northwestern Medicine launches program to help women understand risk factors for osteoporosis

Northwestern Medicine launches program to help women understand risk factors for osteoporosis

Researchers propose potential treatment for Ewing sarcomas

Researchers propose potential treatment for Ewing sarcomas

Clinical trial to evaluate efficacy and safety of new treatment for giant cell arteritis

Clinical trial to evaluate efficacy and safety of new treatment for giant cell arteritis

Study finds nearly one in three patients with lupus uses prescription opioids for pain

Study finds nearly one in three patients with lupus uses prescription opioids for pain

Strong family bonding improves helps child's asthma

Strong family bonding improves helps child's asthma