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Mesh term Cortisone

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17-Hydroxycorticosteroids
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Description

A naturally occurring glucocorticoid. It has been used in replacement therapy for adrenal insufficiency and as an anti-inflammatory agent. Cortisone itself is inactive. It is converted in the liver to the active metabolite HYDROCORTISONE. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p726)



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jenkins-FCD Prod-486 e3098984f26de787f5ecab75090d0a28e7f4f7c0