Definition of dexamethasone
: a synthetic glucocorticoid C22H29FO5 used especially as an anti-inflammatory agent
Origin and Etymology of dexamethasone
dexa- (blend of deca- and hexa-) + methyl + -a- (perhaps from pregnane, a parent compound of corticoid hormones) + -sone (as in cortisone)
First Known Use: 1958
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