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
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.
Corticosteroids, also called cortisone, corticoids, or steroids, represent a powerful and commonly used therapy for allergies 4.
If a baby isn't growing very well, one of its options is to turn on its cortisone, which is the stress response system.
Called a cortisone alternative by the manufacturer, Florasone and Psoriaflora creams by Boericke & Tafel Homeopathics are clinically proven to significantly reduce the itching and flaking of rashes, allergies, and psoriasis.
Patients with symptoms that do not improve or are not expected to respond to NSAIDs or antimalarials may be put on corticosteroids, a class of drugs related to cortisone, which is one of the hormones produced by the adrenal gland.
The adrenal glands are glands that are connected to the kidneys, and they produce cortisone, which is involved in regulating minerals in the body.
When this compound gained clinical importance, however, for a reason I shall shortly describe, a shorter name was absolutely necessary, and, by leaving out most of the letters, the word cortisone was arrived at.
Health and Clinical Excellence, known by its Orwellian acronym NICE, intends to slash by 95 percent the number of steroid injections, such as cortisone, given to people who suffer severe and chronic back pain.