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cortisone

noun [U] uk   /ˈkɔː.tɪ.zəʊn/ us    /ˈkɔːr.t̬ə.zoʊn/
a hormone (= chemical made by living cells) that is used medically, especially for treating arthritis (= a painful condition of the joints) and skin problemsSpecific medicines and drugsSpecific types of drug
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