Hydrocortisone definitions

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A steroid hormone, C21 H30 O5 , produced by the adrenal cortex, that regulates carbohydrate metabolism and maintains blood pressure.
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A preparation of this hormone obtained from natural sources or produced synthetically and used to treat inflammatory conditions and adrenal failure.
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The steroid hormone cortisol.
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A preparation of this hormone obtained from natural sources or produced synthetically and used to treat inflammatory and allergic conditions and adrenal failure.
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The principal carbohydrate-regulating corticosteroid, C21H30O5, in humans, with effects similar to those of cortisone.
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A preparation of the hormone cortisol that is obtained naturally or produced synthetically and is used widely in the treatment of inflammatory conditions and allergies.
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(biochemistry, steroids) A steroid hormone, produced by the adrenal cortex, that regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates and maintains blood pressure.
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(pharmacology) A synthetic version of this hormone used to treat Addison's disease and other conditions.
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