a corticosteroid, CHO, used as a replacement in adrenal insufficiency and in the treatment of various inflammatory, allergic, and neoplastic diseases
Origin of cortisonecontr. from corticosterone: so named by Edward C. Kendall (1886-1972), United States physician
A naturally occurring corticosteroid, C21H28O5, that is converted in the body to cortisol. It is used in synthetic form as a drug, especially to treat adrenal insufficiency, certain allergies, and inflammation, as from rheumatoid arthritis.
Origin of cortisoneShortening of corticosterone