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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.]
(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)
a corticosteroid, C21H28O5, used chiefly in the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and certain cancers.
[1949; shortening of corticosterone]
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|Noun||1.||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
cortisone[ˈkɔːtɪzəʊn] N → cortisona f
cortisone[ˈkɔːrtɪsəʊn ˈkɔːrtɪzəʊn] n → cortisone f
cortisone[ˈkɔːtɪˌzəʊn] n → cortisone m
n. cortisona, esteroide glucogénico derivado del cortisol o producido sintéticamente.