Potency and Duration of Action of Glucocorticoids. Effects of Hydrocortisone, Prednisone and Dexamethasone on Human Pituitary-Adrenal Function

Am J Med. 1977 Aug;63(2):200-7. doi: 10.1016/0002-9343(77)90233-9.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Corticosterone / blood
  • Depression, Chemical
  • Dexamethasone / administration & dosage
  • Dexamethasone / metabolism
  • Dexamethasone / pharmacology
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Female
  • Glucocorticoids / pharmacology*
  • Half-Life
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone / administration & dosage
  • Hydrocortisone / metabolism
  • Hydrocortisone / pharmacology
  • Male
  • Pituitary-Adrenal System / drug effects*
  • Pituitary-Adrenal System / physiology
  • Prednisone / administration & dosage
  • Prednisone / metabolism
  • Prednisone / pharmacology
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Glucocorticoids
  • Dexamethasone
  • Prednisone
  • Corticosterone
  • Hydrocortisone