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cortisone (kor´ti-son)

17a,21-Dihydroxy-4-pregnene-3,11,20-trione; 17a-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone;a glucocorticoid not normally secreted in significant quantities by the human adrenal cortex. Endogenously, it is probably a metabolite of hydrocortisone but exhibits no biological activity until converted to hydrocortisone (cortisol); it acts upon carbohydrate metabolism and influences the nutrition and growth of connective (collagenous) tissues.Wintersteiner compound F; [former acronym for corticosterone]


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