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Glucocorticoids are a steroid that is present in human cells. Glucocorticoids are produced in the human body, specifically the adrenal cortex, and play a large role in our immune functioning. Glucocorticoids help slow down or turn off the body's immune response. One immune response that it helps with is inflammation. Due to its impact on immune responses it is used for medical purposes to alleviate immune symptoms. It is commonly used to treat allergies, asthma, and autoimmune diseases. Glucocorticoids are also being used in cancer treatment due to their ability to interference with cancer cell development.