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Luteinizing hormone (LH), a gonadotropin, stimulates the gonads - in males, the testes, and in females, the ovaries. It is essential for reproduction, and secreted from cells in the anterior pituita...
Viruses are implicated in the causes of some cancers, and may in time offer potential therapy for other forms of cancer. An oncovirus is a virus that can cause cancer. Worldwide, the WHO Internati...
Thrombopoiesis stimulating agents are under evaluation for treatment of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and for prevention of severe thrombocytopenia induced by chemotherapy.
An antibody, also known as an immunoglobulin, is a large Y-shaped protein used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses. The antibody recognizes a...
(MedPage Today) -- The era of unending steroid treatment is over
The actions of a hormone that controls maturation of fat cells may help identify how high-fat diets, stress, and some steroid medications cause obesity.
Steroid hormone receptors are well known to regulate various aspects of animal physiology by acting as transcriptional regulators in the nucleus. However, it is now evident that these receptors can al...
Most clinicians are unaware of the scope of anabolic steroid abuse, and rarely ask patients about it. Medscape Family Medicine
What you need to knowAsk about anabolic steroid use in a non-judgemental way, strongly encourage cessation, and explain the side effects and long term health risksMale patients (
An international team of scientists led by the University of Missouri has completed studies on fruit flies with a condition that mimics a form of human papillomavirus- (HPV-) induced cancer. The fly...
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is a common hip joint disease, and steroid-induced ONFH accounts for a large number of cases. Here, we examined eight previously-identified single-nucleotide p...
This review highlights the principal effects of steroid hormones at central and peripheral levels in the neuroendocrine axis. The data discussed here points out the principal role of estrogens and tes...
To determine the efficacy and safety of Trabectome surgery on patients with steroid response, ranging from ocular hypertension refractory to maximal medical therapy to the development of steroid-induc...