Cortisone facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCortisone
|Other names||17α,21-Dihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,11,20-trione; 17α,21-Dihydroxy-11-ketoprogesterone; 17α-Hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone|
|Molar mass||360.42 g mol-1|
220 to 224 °C, Expression error: Unrecognized word "to". K, Expression error: Unrecognized word "to". °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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