Definition of cortisone in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A hormone produced by the adrenal cortex. One of the glucocorticoids, it is also made synthetically for use as an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy agent.
- People who are constantly under stress have a high level of hormones like cortisone and adrenalin in their blood.
- Stress, physical or mental, results in an increase in the level of ‘fighting’ hormones in the body, like adrenalin and cortisone.
- Pregnancy hormones and increased cortisone cause this type of hair growth during pregnancy.
1940s: from elements of its chemical name 17-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone.
Words that rhyme with cortisoneozone
Definition of cortisone in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan