dexamethasone

noun
dexa·​meth·​a·​sone | \ ˌdek-sə-ˈme-thə-ˌsōn , -ˌzōn\

Definition of dexamethasone

: a synthetic glucocorticoid C22H29FO5 used especially as an anti-inflammatory agent

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Another drug that may help is dexamethasone, the CDC says, a corticosteroid that will rapidly decrease the brain swelling involved here. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Exactly Is Altitude Sickness?," 20 Dec. 2018 The company's major product is Revlimid (lenalidomide), in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma patients. Abigail Jones, Newsweek, "Celgene Corp," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dexamethasone

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dexamethasone

dexa- (blend of deca- and hexa-) + methyl + -a- (perhaps from pregnane, a parent compound of corticoid hormones) + -sone (as in cortisone)

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dexamethasone

noun
dexa·​meth·​a·​sone | \ ˌdek-sə-ˈmeth-ə-ˌsōn, -ˌzōn \

Medical Definition of dexamethasone

: a synthetic glucocorticoid C22H29FO5 also used in the form of its acetate C24H31FO6 or sodium phosphate C22H28FNa2O8P especially as an anti-inflammatory and antiallergic agent — see decadron

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