Dexamethasone hormone molecule. Computer model of a molecule of dexamethasone (C22.H29.F.O5). The atoms (tubes) are colour-coded: fluorine (pink), hydrogen (white), carbon (green) and oxygen (red). Dexamethasone is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands to break down stored resources such as fats, sugars and proteins. This allows them to be used in times of stress. It is also used as an anti-inflammatory drug that has less pronounced side-effects than other anti- inflammatory drugs.
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