|another name for hydrocortisone|
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|Symbol: Lu; atomic weight: 174.97; atomic number: 71|
|Symbol: Sr; atomic weight: 87.62; atomic number: 38|
cortisol cor·ti·sol (kôr'tĭ-sôl', -zôl', -sōl', -zōl')
|cortisol (kôr'tĭ-sôl', -sōl') Pronunciation Key
The principal steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex. It regulates carbohydrate metabolism and the immune system and maintains blood pressure. When natural or synthetic cortisol is used as a pharmaceutical, it is known as hydrocortisone.
an organic compound belonging to the steroid family, the principal hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. It is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and is also used for the palliative treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
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