methylprednisolone

noun

meth·​yl·​pred·​nis·​o·​lone ˌme-thəl-pred-ˈni-sə-ˌlōn How to pronounce methylprednisolone (audio)
: a glucocorticoid C22H30O5 that is a derivative of prednisolone and is used as an anti-inflammatory agent
also : any of several of its salts (such as an acetate) used similarly

Examples of methylprednisolone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least six products are on the FDA’s shortages list, including dexamethasone sodium phosphate and methylprednisolone acetate injections. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 12 Feb. 2024 In contrast, the administration of methylprednisolone worsened the healing process, but BPC-157 counteracted this negative effect [15, 16]. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Aug. 2023 Dexamethasone and Methylprednisolone Dexamethasone and methylprednisolone are steroids that are often used to treat inflammation. Verywell Health, 27 Jan. 2023 In the study, 111 children with the syndrome were treated with IV immunoglobulin with or without methylprednisolone. Verywell Health, 27 Jan. 2023 Children who develop multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) may benefit from methylprednisolone, according to a study in JAMA. Verywell Health, 27 Jan. 2023 The medication was preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, a steroid. Samantha Beech, CNN, 2 Dec. 2022 Corticosteroids like oral prednisone and IV methylprednisolone can help reduce inflammation of your nerves. Korin Miller, SELF, 12 Nov. 2021 One of the packages seemed to contain 3 mg doses of ivermectin, the other 4 mg doses of the corticosteroid methylprednisolone. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 4 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of methylprednisolone was in 1957

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“Methylprednisolone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methylprednisolone. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

methylprednisolone

noun
meth·​yl·​pred·​nis·​o·​lone -pred-ˈnis-ə-ˌlōn How to pronounce methylprednisolone (audio)
: a glucocorticoid C22H30O5 that is a derivative of prednisolone and is used as an anti-inflammatory agent
also : any of several of its salts (as an acetate) used similarly see medrol
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