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Compound Summary for: CID 222786

Cortisone

Also known as: Kendall's compound E; Reichstein's substance FA; Andreson; Cortisal; Cortisate; Cortistal; Cortivite; Cortogen; Cortone
Molecular Formula: C21H28O5   Molecular Weight: 360.44402   InChIKey: MFYSYFVPBJMHGN-ZPOLXVRWSA-N
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)   From: MeSH
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