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Corticosteriods HCCRT

Corticosteriods are produced by... Adrenal cortex (Kidneys)
Corticosteriod production is based on... The production of corticotropin by the hypothalamus
Corticotropin production is based on... stimulation by body stressors
What are corticosteroids? A group of chemicals secreted by the adrenal cortex
What are the three types of corticosteroids? 1. Glucocorticoids (Cortisol-antiinflammatory) 2. Mineralcorticoids (Aldosterone) 3. Sex hormones (Androgens & Estrogen)
Inhaled Corticosteroids selectively chosen COPD patients by doctor. Not recommended for wholesale use in "generic COPD"
Side affects of Systemic administration of Corticosteroids Suppression of the HPA axis-feedback system, Osteoporosis, Cushing-like appearance (moon face), Immunosuppression
Created by: sweetpea15kp