Definition of Cortisone

1. Noun. A corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone.




Definition of Cortisone

1. Noun. (steroid hormone) A corticosteroid hormone, closely related to corticosterone; 17-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone, with formula C21H28O5. ¹

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Definition of Cortisone

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Medical Definition of Cortisone

1. Derived from cortisol and with similar physiological actions. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cortisone

cortile
cortiles
cortili
cortina
cortinar
cortinars
cortinas
cortins
cortisol
cortisol acetate
cortisol delta 4-reductase
cortisol lyase
cortisol suppression test
cortisols
cortisone (current term)
cortisone reductase
cortisones
cortodoxone
coruler
corulers
corundom
corundum
corundums
coruscant
coruscate
coruscated
coruscates
coruscating
coruscatingly

Literary usage of Cortisone

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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"cortisone 0-5 mg., subcutaneously, daily for 2 days before and 4 days after virus. ACTH 0-5 unit, subcutaneously, twice daily for 3 days before and up to 6 ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The results were similar except that mortality was also reduced in the group given cortisone 30 min after endotoxin. These experiments show that cortisone ..."

3. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy of Sciences Staff, National Academy Of Sciences (1980)
"In 1948, Hench and Kendall at the Mayo Clinic made the epochal discovery that cortisone, then called Kendall's Compound E, reversed the symptoms of ..."

4. Getting Off the Hook: Treatment of Drug Addiction and Social Disorders by Jurriaan Plesman (1986)
"This hormone is kept in check by cortisone, and if the adrenal glands fail to produce adequate amounts of cortisone, DOC gets out of hand and starts to ..."

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