Cortisone facts for kids
|Molar mass||360.42 g mol-1|
220/224 °C, 274 K, 34 °F
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)|
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.
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