Anecdotally, each of us probably has experienced the hale and hearty 90-year-old who has smoked two packs a day since "before you were born" as well as the 50-year-old smoker with oxygen and steroid-dependent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
What does SD stand for?
SD stands for Steroid-Dependent (medical status)
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We have 158 other meanings of SD in our Acronym Attic
- Star Destroyer (Star Wars)
- Start Descent
- State Director
- Static Data
- Static Displacement
- Stationary Deterministic (neural information processing)
- Stationary Disturbance
- Stay Down
- Steely Dan
Samples in periodicals archive:
Sinai investigating whether steroid-dependent asthma sufferers can be weaned off their medications while taking these herbs.
The treatment of choice for steroid-dependent MCD (relapse during steroid taper) is cyclophosphamide 2 mg/kg/d for 8 weeks or cyclosporine 6 mg/kg/d for children and 5 mg/kg/d for adults for 6 to 12 months.
To delineate glucocorticoid response, the laboratory developed and routinely performs two clinically assays for patients with severe steroid-dependent asthma, which are unavailable elsewhere.
Both, AR and ERs have been implicated with steroid-dependent growth of LNCaP cells; however, the available data suggest that these receptors are not addressed by CR.
For patients with steroid-resistant or steroid-dependent disease, the use of infliximab (a monoclonal antibody to TNF-[alpha] may help induce and sustain clinical remission, thus avoiding surgery.
The importance of androgens and estrogens for the development of reproductive organs, for fertility, and in certain sex steroid-dependent diseases is well known.
The present study investigated the effects of the dioxin, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) on steroid-dependent development of amphibian gonaducts.