from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
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- n. A corticosteroid hormone, closely related to corticosterone; 17-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone, with formula C21H28O5.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a corticosteroid hormone (C21H28O5) produced by the adrenal cortex. It is used in medicine as an antiinflammatory agent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone
Shortening of corticosterone.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)