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Definition

Glucocorticoids (GC) are synthetic molecules with similar structure to adrenal cortical glucocorticoid hormones. GC have potent anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. They have disease-modifying effect and act more rapidly than DMARDs but their long-term use is limited due to several adverse effects.

Keywords

Public Health Adverse Effect Social Policy Immunomodulatory Effect Glucocorticoid Hormone 
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