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hydrocortisone

Definitions of hydrocortisone
  1. noun
    an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
    synonyms: Cortef, Hydrocortone, cortisol
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    type of:
    adrenal cortical steroid, corticoid, corticosteroid
    a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
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