A natural steroid hormone produced in the adrenal gland. It can also be made in the laboratory. Cortisone reduces swelling and can suppress immune responses.

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... CORTISONE (Cortone®) is a corticosteroid. It helps to reduce swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions and can be used to treat severe allergies, skin problems, asthma, arthritis and other conditions. Generic cortisone tablets are available. ...
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Cortisone Systematic name 17-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone Chemi ...
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