The production of cortisone hormone in man is concerned with which of the following structures (glands)?

Options :
  1. Thyroid
  2. Testis
  3. Adrenal
  4. Pancreas
Answer and Explanation :-

Answer: Option 3

Explanation:

Cortisone is a 21-carbon steroid hormone. It is one of the main hormones released by the adrenal gland in response to stress. In chemical structure, it is a corticosteroid closely related to cortisol. It is used to treat a variety of ailments and can be administered intravenously, orally, intraarticularly (into a joint), or transcutaneously. Cortisone suppresses the immune system, thus reducing inflammation and attendant pain and swelling at the site of the injury. Risks exist, in particular in the long-term use of cortisone.

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