Medical Dictionary

cortisone

noun cor·ti·sone \-ˌsōn, -ˌzōn\

Medical Definition of CORTISONE

:  a glucocorticoid C21H28O5 that is produced naturally in small amounts by the adrenal cortex and is administered in the form of its synthetic acetate C23H30O6 especially as replacement therapy for deficient adrenocortical secretion and as an anti-inflammatory agent (as for rheumatoid arthritis)—compare

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May 24, 2015
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