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What are corticosteroids?

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These are often called steroids. They're powerful drugs that tame inflammation. They're different from “anabolic” steroids that build up muscles.

From: Which Drugs Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/7/2019

SOURCES: 

American College of Rheumatology Ad Hoc Committee on Clinical Guidelines. 

Arthritis and Rheumatism , May 1996.

Baum, C. , 1985. Arthritis and Rheumatism

Capell, H. , 2004. Annals of Rheumatic Disease

eMedicine.com: "Rheumatoid arthritis." 

Hooper, L. 2004.  BMJ,

Kirwan, J. , 1995. New England Journal of Medicine

Saag, K. , 1994. American Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

SOURCES: 

American College of Rheumatology Ad Hoc Committee on Clinical Guidelines. 

Arthritis and Rheumatism , May 1996.

Baum, C. , 1985. Arthritis and Rheumatism

Capell, H. , 2004. Annals of Rheumatic Disease

eMedicine.com: "Rheumatoid arthritis." 

Hooper, L. 2004.  BMJ,

Kirwan, J. , 1995. New England Journal of Medicine

Saag, K. , 1994. American Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 7, 2019

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