Category: Pulmonary Disease

Canadian HealthCare Mall: Mechanisms of Glucocorticoid Action in Pulmonary Disease

Anti-inflammatory Effects Inflammation contributes to the pathophysiology of many pulmonary diseases, including asthma and other hypersensitivity reactions, acute and chronic infections, and injuries induced by inhalation of noxious chemicals. The inflammatory process amplifies the deleterious effects of the initial injury and increases the interference with pulmonary function. In asthma, for example, the obstruction to air…