17α,21-Dihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,11,20-trione; 17α,21-Dihydroxy-11-ketoprogesterone; 17α-Hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone
3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||360.45 g·mol−1|
|Melting point||220 to 224 °C (428 to 435 °F; 493 to 497 K)|
|H02AB10 (WHO) S01BA03 (WHO)|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
|what is ?)(|
In chemical structure, it is closely related to cortisol. It is used to treat a variety of ailments and can be administered in various ways. Cortisone suppresses the immune system. This reduces inflammation, pain and swelling at the site of the injury. Long-term use of cortisone has risks.
References[change | change source]
- "Cortisone shots". MayoClinic.com. 2010-11-16. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
- "Prednisone and other corticosteroids: Balance the risks and benefits". MayoClinic.com. 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2011-09-03.