methylprednisolone

noun meth·yl·pred·nis·o·lone \ -pred-ˈni-sə-ˌlōn \
|Updated on: 25 May 2018

Definition of methylprednisolone

: 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

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1957

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methylprednisolone

noun meth·yl·pred·nis·o·lone \ -pred-ˈnis-ə-ˌlōn \

medical Definition of methylprednisolone

: 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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