prednisolone


pred·nis·o·lone

noun \pred-ˈni-sə-ˌlōn\

Definition of PREDNISOLONE

:  a glucocorticoid C21H28O5 that is a dehydrogenated analog of cortisol and is used especially as an anti-inflammatory drug

Origin of PREDNISOLONE

blend of prednisone and 1-ol
First Known Use: 1955

pred·nis·o·lone

noun \pred-ˈnis-ə-ˌlōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PREDNISOLONE

: a glucocorticoid C21H28O5 that is a dehydrogenated analog of cortisol and is used often in the form of an ester or methyl derivative especially as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis

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