hydrocortisone

(= cortisol; 17-hydroxy-corticosterone) Powerful corticosteroid produced by cells of the zona reticularis in the adrenal gland. Has potent anti-inflammatory effects.

hydrocortisone

<chemical> (11 beta)-11,17,21-trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione. The main glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal cortex. Its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions. ... Pharmacologi...
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hydrocortisone

(hi″dro-kor´tĭ-sōn) the pharmaceutical term for cortisol, the principal glucocorticoid secreted by the adrenal gland; the base and its salts, including h. acetate, h. butyrate, h. cypionate, h. probutate, h. sodium phosphate, h. sodium succinate, and h. valerate, are used in replacement therapy for adrenocorti...
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hydrocortisone

(hi;druo-kor;tu1-son) The principal corticosteroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex, with glucocorticoid action; also called cortisol.
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Hydrocortisone

a corticosteroid drug that is used to treat inflammation and allergies
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hydrocortisone

A drug used to relieve the symptoms of certain hormone shortages and to suppress an immune response.
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hydrocortisone

hydrocortisone (hī"drukôr'tizōn") , another name for the steroid hormone cortisol, more especially used to refer to preparations of this hormone used medicinally. Hydrocortisone, introduced in 1952, is more potent than cortisone with respect to medicinal metabolic and a...
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Hydrocortisone

Noun: An adrenal hormone derived from cortisone, used in treating arthritis and other inflammations. The British Medical Association says that salt intake may need to be restricted when Hydrocortisone is taken by mouth. It may also be necessary to take potassium supplements. It commonly causes indigestion, weight gain and acne. If you find you have...
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hydrocortisone

Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′drō-kōr′ti-sōn Definitions: 1. The principal glucocorticoid produced by the adrenal cortex. Although synthetic products used medicinally are usually known by this name, the natural hormone is more often called cortisol. Synonyms: Wintersteiner compound F See: cortisol
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hydrocortisone

[n] - an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
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