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The main glucocorticoid secreted by the ADRENAL CORTEX. Its synthetic counterpart is used, either as an injection or topically, in the treatment of inflammation, allergy, collagen diseases, asthma, adrenocortical deficiency, shock, and some neoplastic conditions.

Year introduced: /adv eff-pois-tox was HYDROCORTISONE TOXICOLOGY 1963-1965

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Tree Number(s): D04.210.500.745.745.654.600, D06.472.040.585.353.476, D06.472.040.585.478.392

MeSH Unique ID: D006854

Registry Number: WI4X0X7BPJ

Entry Terms:

  • Pregn-4-ene-3,20-dione, 11,17,21-trihydroxy-, (11beta)-
  • Cortisol
  • Cortifair
  • Cortril
  • Hydrocortisone, (9 beta,10 alpha,11 alpha)-Isomer
  • Hydrocortisone, (11 alpha)-Isomer
  • Epicortisol
  • 11-Epicortisol
  • 11 Epicortisol
  • Cortef

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