hydrocortisone hydrocortisone


  • (n) an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism



  1. If hydrocortisone and aspirin are given to laboratory rats under certain conditions before they have arthritis, both have anti-inflammatory action.
  2. In normal people, he said, the hydrocortisone output goes up sharply in the early morning hours to a peak around 6 a.
  3. Named metacortandralone and metacortandracin, they are two to four times as powerful as cortisone and hydrocortisone and seem to produce fewer undesirable side effects.


  • Ask The Pharmacist: Bug bite remedies

    Question: I use hydrocortisone cream for my bug bites. It works, but is there something else to manage this or the pain and itch? Me and my kids get bit frequently and I don't like the idea of 'taking a bath' in chemical creams. – K.K., Tulsa, Oklahoma An
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Naples Daily News

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