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cor·ti·sone

 (kôr′tĭ-sōn′, -zōn′)
n.
A naturally occurring corticosteroid, C21H28O5, that is converted in the body to cortisol. It is used in synthetic form as a drug, especially to treat adrenal insufficiency, certain allergies, and inflammation, as from rheumatoid arthritis.

[Shortening of corticosterone.]

cortisone

(ˈkɔːtɪˌsəʊn; -ˌzəʊn)
n
(Pharmacology) a glucocorticoid hormone, the synthetic form of which has been used in treating rheumatoid arthritis, allergic and skin diseases, leukaemia, etc; 17-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone. Formula: C21H28O5
[C20: shortened from corticosterone]

cor•ti•sone

(ˈkɔr təˌzoʊn, -ˌsoʊn)

n.
a corticosteroid, C21H28O5, used chiefly in the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and certain cancers.
[1949; shortening of corticosterone]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cortisone - a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone
adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid - a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response; "adrenal cortical steroids are used to treat many different conditions"
ketosteroid - a steroid containing a ketone group
Translations
kortizon
kortisoni

cortisone

[ˈkɔːtɪzəʊn] Ncortisona f

cortisone

[ˈkɔːrtɪsəʊn ˈkɔːrtɪzəʊn] ncortisone f

cortisone

nKortison nt, → Cortison nt

cortisone

[ˈkɔːtɪˌzəʊn] ncortisone m

cor·ti·sone

n. cortisona, esteroide glucogénico derivado del cortisol o producido sintéticamente.

cortisone

n cortisona