cortisol vs hydrocortisone what difference

what is difference between cortisol and hydrocortisone

English

Etymology

From cortisone +‎ -ol.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɔː.tɪ.sɒl/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkɔɹ.tɪˌsɔl/

Noun

cortisol (countable and uncountable, plural cortisols)

  1. (biochemistry, steroids, pharmacology) Alternative form of hydrocortisone.

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Anagrams

  • colorist

Spanish

Noun

cortisol m (plural cortisoles)

  1. (biochemistry, steroids) cortisol
    Synonym: hidrocortisona


English

Alternative forms

  • cortisol

Etymology

From hydro- +‎ cortisone.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌhʌɪ.dɹə(ʊ)ˈkɔː.tɪ.zəʊn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌhaɪ.dɹoʊˈkɔɹ.tɪˌsoʊn/

Noun

hydrocortisone (countable and uncountable, plural hydrocortisones)

  1. (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.

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References

  • “hydrocortisone”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  • “cortisol”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

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