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Cortin

 

cortine naturelle, an extract from the adrenal cortex of slaughter cattle; a hormonal preparation. Cortin, in solution, is injected subcutaneously or intramuscularly for adrenocortical insufficiency. It is also used for asthenia connected with acute or chronic disease and in cases of malnutrition.

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Each curator--Ralph Rugoff and Matthew Higgs of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts San Francisco, Toby Kamps from the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Lisa Cortin of the Seattle Art Museum, and Daina Augaitis of the Vancouver Art Gallery--has the opportunity to champion artists from his or her own region (as well as from others), while the show overall takes on the myth of the once glorious West Coast.
When they run out of room inside, Cawley wanders outside to place cortin steel sculptures in the garden, which create a striking complement to the natural texture of the environment.
Hartman first treated Addison's disease successfully with cortin.