Glucocorticoids Grouped in Terms of Biologic Activity

How might Glucocorticoids be grouped in terms of biologic activity?

Glucocorticoids may be divided into three main groups according to their duration of biologic activity. The categories are presented in the below table

Glucocorticoids Grouped in Terms of Biologic Activity

Short-Acting
(Half-life 12 hours)
Intermediate-Acting
(Half-life 12–36 hours)
Long-Acting
(Half-life 48 hours)
HydrocortisonePrednisoneParamethasone
CortisonePrednisoloneBetamethasone
MethylprednisoloneDexamethasone
Triamcinolone
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