CORTISONE

noun. A corticosteroid which is made organically by the adrenal cortex or is man-made. Cortisone is physiologically inactive, but is transformed into cortisol, an active hormone in the liver and some other organs. Cortisone is utilized remedially to regulate illnesses in which there is a lack of corticosteroid.

CORTISONE: "Cortisone is sometimes injected into the skin to lessen the appearance of pimples."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CORTISONE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cortisone/ (accessed December 15, 2019).
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