Steroids

Steroids --> corticosteroids

A group of synthetic hormones including prednisone, prednisolone, methylprednisolone and dexamethasone used in the treatment of some leukaemias and also to suppress graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease following bone marrow transplant. Side effects include an increased risk of infection.

steroids are also a lipid-base hormone which are related to the four-ring structure of cholesterol separated by their functional groups or side goups


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