• WordNet 3.6
    • n hydrocortisone an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
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Hydrocortisone, benzoyl peroxide, and sunscreen are the 3 OTC topical medicines dermatologists most commonly prescribe, according to a study published in the February 2012 edition of Dermatology Online Journal.
Franz in vitro skin penetration chambers were used to measure the cumulative 48 h penetration of 3H- hydrocortisone and 125I-gamma-interferon in laser-treated and tape-stripped skin.
They provided a spray (CortiSpray), and I use 1 percent hydrocortisone on his raw spots.