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Chapter 17, Problem 26E
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What do cortisone and prednisone do? What are the side effects?

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Interpretation:

The working and side effects of cortisone and prednisone are to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Steroid is an organic molecule characterized by seventeen carbon atoms and a four-ring skeletal structure. Three of them are six-membered rings and one is a five-membered ring. Hormones are a part of larger groups called steroids. Examples of steroids are progestin, cortisone and prednisone.

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Cortisone and prednisone work as anti-inflammatories. When a tissue is damaged, the body responds to it by transporting the blood cells or proteins to the affected area and thus, causes inflammation. Cortisone and prednisone suppress the body’s inflammation and immune responses and thus, reduce the inflammation...

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