Definition of cortisone
: a glucocorticoid C21H28O5 of the adrenal cortex used in synthetic form especially as an anti-inflammatory agent (as for rheumatoid arthritis)
Recent Examples of cortisone from the Web
Anderson underwent an MRI and examination by team physician William Raasch on Friday and also got a cortisone shot to help reduce some of the inflammation.
Before surgery, Jersey had received three cortisone shots to alleviate the pain, which impaired her ability to use her hand to grasp, pinch or twist.
Athletics: Starting righthander Andrew Triggs, on the 10-day DL with a strained left hip, received a second opinion and was scheduled for a cortisone injection.
One 2016 study compared Coolief to popular cortisone injections, with patients reporting greater, longer-lasting pain relief with the new treatment than injections.
Guyer received a cortisone shot and has been taking anti-inflammatory medication.
He's put off knee replacement surgery for several years and maintains the joint with periodic cortisone shots and pain medication.
Since replacing Dyson, and since receiving a cortisone injection in the AC joint in his shoulder, Bush is five for five in save tries.
Flaherty, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday with what the club called a shoulder strain, first felt discomfort in his shoulder during spring training, but received a cortisone injection that helped him resolve the issue.
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Origin and Etymology of cortisone
alteration of corticosterone
First Known Use: 1949See Words from the same year
CORTISONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cortisone for English Language Learners
medical : a hormone that is used to treat arthritis and other diseases
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 11-dehydrocorticosterone
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