cortisone

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Cortisone is a glucocoritcoid produced in the zona fasciculata of the adrenal cortex. It has approximately 80% of the anti-inflammatory and sodium-retaining potency of hydrocortisone.

Physiologically, it is produced by the oxidation of cortisol. Synthetic cortisone is not widely used because of its significant mineralocorticoid effects.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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