Briefly state the effects of glucocorticoids.
Glucocorticoids has the following effects -:
i. They regulate carbohydrate metabolism.
ii. It stimulates the processes gluconeogenesis, lipolysis and proteolysis.
iii. It inhibits cellular uptake and utilization of amino acids.
iv. Maintain the cardio-vascular system and the kidney functions.
v. Glucocorticoids like cortisols have anti-inflammatory reactions.
vi. They suppress the immune response.
vii. They stimulate the production of RBC.