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|Symbol: B; atomic weight: 10.811; atomic number: 5|
|cortisone (kôr'tĭ-sōn') Pronunciation Key
A steroid hormone that is easily formed from or converted to cortisol in the blood and is also produced synthetically for use as a pharmaceutical. The effects of cortisone on body tissues are similar to those of naturally or synthetically produced cortisol.