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The Anti inflammatory & Immunosuppressive actions of Glucocorticoids can be memorized by the following rule of 2;

1) Phospholipase A2 inhibitor

2) Decrease COX2 expression

3) Decrease Interleukin 2

4) "2 L"=Leukocyte migration decreased & Lysosomal membrane stabilized

5) "2 P"=Platelet activating factor decreased & Permeability of capillaries decreased
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