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Dexamethasone has many uses in the treatment of cancer. Dexamethasone relieves inflammation in various parts of the body. To treat or prevent allergic reactions. As treatment of certain kinds of autoimmune diseases, skin conditions, asthma and other lung conditions. As treatment for a variety of cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. It is also used for replacement therapy in adrenal insufficiency and in a screening test for the diagnosis of cushing's syndrome. Dexamethasone Acetate has also been determined to markedly decrease the number of activated macrophages. In addition, Dexamethasone Acetate has been observed to significantly decrease mRNA levels of TPH2 (tryptophan hydroxylase-2) in the raphe nuclei of C57/Bl6 mice.
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