meth·​yl·​pred·​nis·​o·​lone | \ ˌme-thəl-pred-ˈni-sə-ˌlōn How to pronounce methylprednisolone (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Create an account or log in Steroids like dexamethasone, hydrocortisone and methylprednisolone are often used by doctors to tamp down the body’s immune system, alleviating inflammation, swelling and pain. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "Steroids Can Be Lifesaving for Covid-19 Patients, Scientists Report," 2 Sep. 2020 Two other steroid drugs, prednisone and methylprednisolone, are being studied in another 2,500 patients. Matthew Herper, STAT, "Data show panic and disorganization dominate the study of Covid-19 drugs," 6 July 2020 That happened in the 2012 outbreak when more than 13,534 people were exposed to methylprednisolone (an anti-inflammatory drug), which was contaminated with a fungus called Exserohilum rostratum that typically infects plants but not humans. Murat Can Kalem, The Conversation, "Why does the CDC want us to ‘Think Fungus’?," 23 Sep. 2019 More case reports and side effects' The woman was treated with an IV of methylprednisolone, a drug used to treat severe allergic reactions. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks," 17 May 2018 After calling an ambulance, her worried acupuncturist administered methylprednisolone, a drug used to calm allergic reactions. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Live bee sting acupuncture is deadly for Madrid woman," 22 Mar. 2018 Personnel at the apitherapy clinic were unprepared for the medical emergency and could only provide her with methylprednisolone, a drug that reduces inflammation. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Woman dies from bee-sting therapy that Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow promote," 21 Mar. 2018 Heudebert started the man on methylprednisolone, a steroid medication that can reduce the pain and swelling of gout rapidly. Lisa Sanders, M.d., New York Times, "Why Had This Man’s Arthritis Become Unbearable Overnight?," 31 Aug. 2017 Endo will transfer products made in Huntsville, primarily generic medicines including hydrocodone/APAP, oxycodone, oxybutynin, prednisone, and methylprednisolone, to its other manufacturing sites. Linda Loyd,, "Endo to close Alabama facilities, cut 875 jobs," 21 July 2017

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First Known Use of methylprednisolone

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Methylprednisolone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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meth·​yl·​pred·​nis·​o·​lone | \ -pred-ˈnis-ə-ˌlōn How to pronounce methylprednisolone (audio) \

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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