Meaning of hydrocortisone
Pronunciation: (hī"dru-kôr'tu-zōn", -sōn"), [key]
- a steroid hormone, CHO, of the adrenal cortex, active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism.
- Also calleda powerful anti-inflammatory drug, CHO, used in the treatment of shock, allergies, certain forms of arthritis, and other conditions.
- hydrocortisone (Thesaurus)