Asked • 05/24/19

What is the physiological difference between cortisone and cortisol?

There is only hydrogen bond different. Cortisol is synthesized by our body, while cortisone is given to the patient. Why you cannot give cortisol directly to the patient?I think the reason is metabolism that cortisol will break (probably in liver) and not be useful. Or expansive to produce. Cortisone however can be given.What is the physiological difference between cortisone and cortisol?

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Chand D. answered • 07/13/19

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