cortisone cortisone  /ˈkɔr tə ˌzoʊn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone

Usage(s):

  1. For victims of rheumatoid arthritis impatiently awaiting a boost in the tiny supply of cortisone, there was another slender ray of hope this week.
  2. To supplement adrenal output, Kennedy took regular doses of cortisone from 1947 to 1951 and again from 1955 to 1958.
  3. It will be years before the medical profession knows just how cortisone can best be used.

News

  1. Indians' Swisher out with sore shoulder

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- Slumping Indians first baseman Nick Swisher received a cortisone shot in his sore left shoulder Monday and will be sidelined for Cleveland's next three games.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Indians' Swisher (shoulder) out a few games

    Slumping Indians first baseman Nick Swisher received a cortisone shot in his sore left shoulder Monday and will be sidelined for Cleveland's next three games.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: ESPN

  3. Willingham gets cortisone shot, eyes Tuesday return

    Left fielder Josh Willingham had a cortisone shot in his left knee on Saturday night and was held out of the lineup on Sunday, but is hoping to return on Tuesday after the Twins' off-day on Monday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Minnesota Twins

Quotes

  1. "Up until a little bit ago, Wakefield was on our roster," said Francona at his press conference. "Wake got a cortisone shot. In his role with us now, if something unfortunate ever happened to a starter, Wake would be asked to come in and fill...
    on Sep 13, 2006 By: Terry Francona Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. On his blog, Schilling said he had "a strong desire to not have to go through multiple cortisone injections in my shoulder for another year."
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Curt Schilling Source: Metro Toronto

  3. "I think the cortisone shot is kicking in, and the therapy is kicking in, because each day I'm able to do more, ask more," said Mickelson, who nevertheless has been unable to prepare with his usual gusto.
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Phil Mickelson Source: Bangkok Post

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