what is difference between cortisol and hydrocortisone
From cortisone + -ol.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɔː.tɪ.sɒl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɹ.tɪˌsɔl/
cortisol (countable and uncountable, plural cortisols)
- (biochemistry, steroids, pharmacology) Alternative form of hydrocortisone.
cortisol m (plural cortisoles)
- (biochemistry, steroids) cortisol
- Synonym: hidrocortisona
From hydro- + cortisone.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌhʌɪ.dɹə(ʊ)ˈkɔː.tɪ.zəʊn/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪ.dɹoʊˈkɔɹ.tɪˌsoʊn/
hydrocortisone (countable and uncountable, plural hydrocortisones)
- (biochemistry, steroids, pharmacology) A glucocorticoid steroid hormone C21H30O5 produced by the adrenal cortex upon stimulation by ACTH that mediates various metabolic processes (such as gluconeogenesis), has anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties, and whose levels in the blood may become elevated in response to physical or psychological stress. It is used medicinally to treat inflammation resulting from eczema and rheumatism.
- “hydrocortisone”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
- “cortisol”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.