Glucocorticoids are critical in the management of chronic, noninfectious, inflammatory diseases. Bone loss is a most devastating side effect of these powerful medications. Glucocorticoids produce bone loss by altering calcium metabolism, suppressing gonadal hormone production, and inhibiting bone formation. Now that the mechanism of glucocorticoid-induced bone loss is understood and effective medications are available, this disease can be prevented and reversed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - 1998|
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