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NCI Drug Dictionary

NCI Drug Dictionary

  

therapeutic hydrocortisone 
A synthetic or semisynthetic analog of natural hydrocortisone hormone produced by the adrenal glands with primary glucocorticoid and minor mineralocorticoid effects. As a glucocorticoid receptor agonist, hydrocortisone promotes protein catabolism, gluconeogenesis, capillary wall stability, renal excretion of calcium, and suppresses immune and inflammatory responses. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:Barseb-HC
Cortifan
cortisol
Domolene
Komed-HC
US brand names:Aeroseb-HC
Barseb HC
Cetacort
Cort-Dome
Cortef
Cortenema
Cortispray
Cortril
Dermacort
Domolene-HC
Eldecort
Hydrocortone
Hytone
Komed HC
Nutracort
Proctocort
Rectoid
Abbreviation:HC
Chemical structure:(11beta)-11,17,21-Trihydroxypregn-4-ene-3,20-dione