/huy'dreuh kawr"teuh zohn', -sohn'/, n.
1. Biochem. a steroid hormone, C21H30O5, of the adrenal cortex, active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism.
2. Pharm. Also called cortisol. a powerful anti-inflammatory drug, C21H30O5, used in the treatment of shock, allergies, certain forms of arthritis, and other conditions.
[1950-55; HYDRO-2 + CORTISONE]

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