TY - CHAP A1 - Cidália D. Pereira A2 - Maria J. Martins A3 - Isabel Azevedo A4 - Rosário Monteiro ED1 - Hassan Abduljabbar Y1 - 2011-10-21 PY - 2011 T1 - 11β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase Type 1 and the Metabolic Syndrome N2 - Steroids: The basic science and clinical aspects covers the modern understanding and clinical use of steroids. The history of steroids is richly immersed and runs long and deep. The modern history of steroids started in the early 20th century, but its use has been traced back to ancient Greece. We start by describing the basic science of steroids. We then describe different clinical situations where steroids play an important role. We hope that this book will contribute further to the literature available about steroids and enables the reader to further understand this interesting and rapidly evolving science. BT - Steroids SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/28641 DO - 10.5772/28641 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-04-21 ER -