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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
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My doctor wants me to get a sonogram-guided injection of cortisone to reduce the inflammation surrounding my os trigonum, a pea-sized extra bone in the back of my ankle.
The first steroid medication, cortisone, earned the reputation of a "wonder drug" more than 60 years ago when it was found to be effective in treating rheumatoid arthritis.
Treatment after this long is usually by cortisone injection to reduce the size and scarring of the nerve.
He had a cortisone shot after being hurt Monday and is now taking cortisone pills.
Pietersen would have a cortisone injection, coach Andy Flower said, adding that he hoped the pivotal player would feature in England's final warm-up match against an Invitational XI starting in Sydney on Wednesday.
Getting a cortisone injection won't help tennis elbow any more than a drug-free saline shot - and it may actually slow recovery, according to an Australian study.
We called a doctor and I said to the doctor, I'm a little hoarse and I want to be OK so can you please give me a cortisone shot.
Rooke (vascular medicine, Mayo Clinic) traces the discovery, development, and use of cortisone, frequently referred to as the "King of Steroids.
Le malade est tout de suite mis sous traitement a base de cortisone.
With endogenous cortisol production, the cortisone concentration in the saliva is usually higher than the cortisol concentration, and typically the cortisol-to-cortisone ratio is <1, owing to the transfer of cortisone from the plasma and the conversion of cortisol to cortisone by 11-[beta]-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11-[beta]-HSD2) in the salivary gland (2, 3).
Hagit Cohen from Ben-Gurion University says that when a person suffers trauma, the body naturally increases its secretion of cortisone.