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Corticosteroids are mainly used to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system. Corticosteroids will only be prescribed if the potential benefits of treatment outweigh the risks. They will also be prescribed at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. This book will strive to highlight the importance of corticosteroids, to focus on minimizing side effects, to monitor and sensitize the population on the potential adverse effects of misuse, to provide additional knowledge about the design and development of new drug delivery systems loaded with corticosteroids potentially useful in the treatment of chronic inflammatory-based diseases, and to reduce inflammation and affect the immune system. The major objective of this book will be to present the information in a lucid, condensed, and cohesive form and to specially cater to the needs of readers in medicine and pharmacy.

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CorticosteroidsEdited by Ali Gamal Al-kaf

Published: May 23rd 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68270

ISBN: 978-1-78923-185-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-184-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-303-1

Copyright year: 2018

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8698 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: The Newest Research in Corticosteroids

By Ali Gamal Al-kaf


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2. Twenty-First Century Glucocorticoid Receptor Molecular Biology

By Cheng Wang, Roel Oldenkamp, Ronald J.W. Oellers and Colin Logie


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3. Glucocorticoid-Mediated Regulation of Circadian Rhythms: Interface with Energy Homeostasis and Reproduction

By Silvia Graciela Ruginsk, Ernane Torres Uchoa, Cristiane Mota Leite, Clarissa Silva Martins, Leonardo Domingues de Araujo, Margaret de Castro, Lucila Leico Kagohara Elias and José Antunes Rodrigues


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4. Corticosteroids and Their Use in Respiratory Disorders

By Ibrahim A. Janahi, Abdul Rehman and Noor Ul-Ain Baloch


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5. Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Children: A Pediatrician State of the Art

By Sanela Domuz Vujnović and Adrijana Domuz


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6. 66 Years of Corticosteroids in Dentistry: And We Are Still at a Cross Road?

By Wei Cheong Ngeow, Daniel Lim and Nurhalim Ahmad


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7. Cortisol in Correlation to Other Indicators of Fish Welfare

By Hanna Kalamarz-Kubiak


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8. Action Mechanisms and Pathophysiological Characteristics of Cortisol in Horses

By Katiuska Satué Ambrojo, María Marcilla Corzano and Juan Carlos Gardon Poggi


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