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[hahy-druh-kawr-tuh-zohn, -sohn] /ˌhaɪ drəˈkɔr təˌzoʊn, -ˌsoʊn/

Biochemistry. a steroid hormone, C 21 H 30 O 5 , of the adrenal cortex, active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism.
Pharmacology.. Also called cortisol. a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, C 21 H 30 O 5 , used in the treatment of shock, allergies, certain forms of arthritis, and other conditions.
the principal glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex; 17-hydroxycorticosterone. The synthesized form is used mainly in treating rheumatic, allergic, and inflammatory disorders. Formula: C21H30O5 Also called cortisol

hydrocortisone hy·dro·cor·ti·sone (hī’drə-kôr’tĭ-sōn’, -zōn’)

(hī’drə-kôr’tĭ-sōn’, -zōn’)
A preparation of the hormone cortisol that is obtained naturally or produced synthetically and is used widely in the treatment of inflammatory conditions and allergies.


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