Definition of "cortisone" [cortisone]

  • (noun) A naturally occurring corticosteroid, C21H28O5, that functions primarily in carbohydrate metabolism and is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, adrenal insufficiency, certain allergies, and gout.

Use "cortisone" in a sentence

  • "The typical way to get rid of the inflammation of eczema is to use an anti-inflammatory, in other words a cortisone, to bring the inflammation down."
  • "In situations of considerable stress, our adrenal glands produce adrenaline and a group of hormones that I have called "corticoids"; of these, cortisone is perhaps the best known."
  • "To medical scientists, cortisone is just as exciting in its possibilities as atomic power is to the physical scientist."

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