Definition of cortisone
: a glucocorticoid C21H28O5 of the adrenal cortex used in synthetic form especially as an anti-inflammatory agent (as for rheumatoid arthritis)
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Guyer received a cortisone shot and has been taking anti-inflammatory medication.
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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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