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Definition: Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids

(Corticosteroides)

Not all steroids are the bad, muscle-building kind that some athletes take illegally. Corticosteroids are an important kind of controller asthma medication. Controller medications keep the airways in the lungs open and clear so you can breathe.

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