The class of chemicals which include the steroid hormones that are naturally synthesized in adrenal cortex of vertebrates are referred to as corticosteroids. Corticosteroids have several uses in medication such as they act as anti-inflammatory medicines, immunosuppressants, used in hormone replacement therapy. These are used in treatment of Allergic reactions such as:Asthma, hay fever, utricaria, atopic eczema, small courses for treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Autoimmune conditions such as:Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, crohns disease, multiple sclerosis, giant cell arteritis and ulcerative colitis Replacement therapy such as:In treatment of addisons disease where correct amount o hormones are not produced by adrenal glands. Side effects of corticosteroids.
Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science is an official journal of OMICS group international that publishes all the papers related to corticosteroids. The papers published in the journal are subjected to strict and thorough peer review process.
Last date updated on June, 2014