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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A steroid hormone, C21H30O5, produced by the adrenal cortex, that regulates carbohydrate metabolism and maintains blood pressure. Also called cortisol.
  • n. A preparation of this hormone obtained from natural sources or produced synthetically and used to treat inflammatory conditions and adrenal failure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A steroid hormone, produced by the adrenal cortex, that regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates and maintains blood pressure.
  • n. A synthetic version of this hormone used to treat Addison's disease and other conditions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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