New questions about steroids.

  • Carrie E. Finch
  • Published 1986 in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Abstract

After years of research on the effects of steroids on development, recent reports indicate that prolonged physiologic doses of steroids may damage brains of adult rodents. For example, corticosteroids kill specific neurons in the hippocampus, the same cells that die off during aging. Female rodents given steroids exhibit pituitary tumors that affect… (More)

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