cortisone

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noun cor·ti·sone \-ˌsōn, -ˌzōn\

Definition of cortisone

  1. :  a glucocorticoid C21H28O5 of the adrenal cortex used in synthetic form especially as an anti-inflammatory agent (as for rheumatoid arthritis)

Origin and Etymology of cortisone

alteration of corticosterone


First Known Use: 1949


CORTISONE Defined for English Language Learners

cortisone

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noun cor·ti·sone \-ˌsōn, -ˌzōn\

Definition of cortisone for English Language Learners

  • medical : a hormone that is used to treat arthritis and other diseases


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cortisone

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noun cor·ti·sone \-ˌsōn, -ˌzōn\

Medical Definition of cortisone

  1. :  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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