hydrocortisone [hahy-dr uh- kawr-t uh-zohn, -sohn] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Biochemistry a steroid hormone, C 21H 30O 5, of the adrenal cortex, active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism. . Also called Pharmacology cortisol. a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, C 21H 30O 5, used in the treatment of shock, allergies, certain forms of arthritis, and other conditions.
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hydrocortisone in Medicine hydrocortisone [hī′drə-kôr ′tĭ-sōn′, -zōn′] n. A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that regulates carbohydrate metabolism and maintains blood pressure. cortisol A preparation of this hormone obtained from natural sources or produced synthetically and used to treat inflammatory conditions and adrenal failure.
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hydrocortisone in Science hydrocortisone [hī′drə-kôr ′tĭ-sōn′, -zōn′] A preparation of the hormone cortisol that is obtained naturally or produced synthetically and is used widely in the treatment of inflammatory conditions and allergies.
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