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Effects (glucocorticoids)

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Glucocorticoids have effects on:

  • protein metabolism
  • fat metabolism
  • carbohydrate metabolism
  • calcium metabolism
  • salt and water homeostasis - mineralocorticoid effect
  • cardiovascular system
  • inflammation and immune response
  • glucocorticoid axis

Excessive levels of glucocorticoids are seen in the classical picture of Cushing's syndrome.

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