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hydrocortisone hy·dro·cor·ti·sone (hī'drə-kôr'tĭ-sōn', -zōn')
A steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex that regulates carbohydrate metabolism and maintains blood pressure. Also called cortisol.
A preparation of this hormone obtained from natural sources or produced synthetically and used to treat inflammatory conditions and adrenal failure.
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.