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Cortisol, the major glucocorticoid steroid

Cortisol is the major naturally-occurring glucocorticoid hormone. Biochemically, it is derived from progesterone. Many drugs that are used to treat inflammation, such as hydrocortisone and cortisone are very similar in structure with cortisol. Additional information can be found on the steroid and glucocorticoid pages.

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