is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized. When corticosteroid is administered as a drug medicine they reduce swelling and decrease the body’s immune response.
They are 11 types of corticosteroid :
- mineralocorticoid :
hormone that is one of the steroids of the adrenal cortex that influences the metabolism of sodium and potassium.
- glucocorticoid :
a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal cortex of animals; affects functioning of gonads and has anti-inflammatory activity.
- Cortef, Hydrocortone, cortisol, hydrocortisone :
an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism.
- Cortone Acetate, cortisone :
a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone.
- Decadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexone, Hexadrol, Oradexon, dexamethasone :
a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation.
- Aldactone, spironolactone :
a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension.
- Aristocort, Aristopak, Kenalog, triamcinolone :
a synthetic corticosteroid (trade names Aristocort or Aristopak or Kenalog) used as an anti-inflammatory agent.
- corticosterone :
secreted by the adrenal cortex; involved in regulating water and electrolyte balance in the body.
- aldosterone :
a corticosteroid hormone that is secreted by the cortex of the adrenal gland; regulates salt (sodium and potassium) and water balance.
- Pediapred, Prelone, prednisolone :
a glucocorticoid (trade names Pediapred or Prelone) used to treat inflammatory conditions.
- Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone, prednisone :
a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant.
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