Basic and clinical pharmacology of glucocorticosteroids.

TitleBasic and clinical pharmacology of glucocorticosteroids.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBecker DE
JournalAnesthesia progress
Volume60
Issue1
Pagination25-31; quiz 32
Date Published2013 Spring
Abstract

Glucocorticosteroids are a product of the adrenal cortex and perform a staggering number of physiological effects essential for life. Their clinical use is largely predicated on their anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties, but they also have notable efficacy in the prophylaxis of postoperative nausea and vomiting. This article reviews the basic functions of glucocorticoids and their clinical use in dental practice.

DOI10.3109/0954898X.2013.789568
Alternate JournalAnesth Prog