CORTICOSTEROID THERAPY

medical remediation that consists of using corticosteroid drugs such as glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids for replacement therapy purposes in people who do not secrete enough hormones naturally, either due to illness or surgical retraction of at least one of the two adrenal glands. The latter are more commonly utilized for their anti-inflammatory properties, as well as for reacting skin problems, seasonal allergies, and asthma.

CORTICOSTEROID THERAPY: "Prednisone is a commonly oral corticosteroid therapy medication."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CORTICOSTEROID THERAPY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/corticosteroid-therapy/ (accessed May 31, 2020).
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