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Cortisone Summary

Description: A naturally occurring glucocorticoid. It has been used in replacement therapy for adrenal insufficiency and as an anti-inflammatory agent. Cortisone itself is inactive. It is converted in the liver to the active metabolite HYDROCORTISONE. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p726)

Also Known As: Adreson; Pregn-4-ene-3,11,20-trione, 17,21-dihydroxy-

Networked: 5496 relevant articles (103 outcomes, 286 trials/studies) for this Bio-Agent

Key Diseases for which Cortisone is Relevant

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis : 5 outcomes 14 studies in 222 results
  2. Pain (Aches) : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 49 results
  3. Addison Disease (Addison's Disease) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 52 results
  4. Dermatomyositis (Dermatopolymyositis) : 3 outcomes in 18 results
  5. Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome : 3 outcomes in 11 results
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Drugs Related to Cortisone

  1. Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH)
  2. Hydrocortisone (Cortisol)
  3. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)
  4. Steroids
  5. Prednisolone (Predate)
  6. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids)
  7. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
  8. Histamine (Histamine Dihydrochloride)
  9. Isoniazid (Ftivazide)
  10. Griseofulvin (Grifulvin V)
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Therapies Related to Cortisone

  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  2. Splenectomy
  3. Intra-Articular Injections
  4. Hypophysectomy
  5. Tenotomy
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