Steroids, Biology

STEROIDS -

  1. These are derived lipids.
  2. Cholesterol is must in formation of steroid hormones.
  3. In steroids cyclopentanoperhydrophenentherene nucleus ring present.
  4. Steroids are produced naturally by plants & animals & also synthesized commercially.
  5. Normal steroids are glucocorticoids, anabolic steroids.
  6. Adrenal steroids are used to reduce inflammation & to provide treatment for arthritis, allergies & some other disease.
  7. Steroids have number of side effects as puffiness of skin, rashes, effect on kidney.
  8. Anabolic steroids are used by some athletes, these drugs can increases in strength & body weight, some undesirable effects are liver damage, high B.P., aggressive behaviour, appearance of male characters in female.
  9. Long term use of corticosteroids may lead to osteoporosis.
  10. Inhaled corticosteroids for the treatment of asthma in children may affect their growth.
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