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

Examples of methylprednisolone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Hydrocortisone, tested in 374 patients in three trials, appeared to reduce deaths by 31 percent, and a small trial of methylprednisolone in 47 patients resulted in a 9 percent drop in deaths. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, 2 Sep. 2020 At Henry Ford, Ramesh’s team was ecstatic when Recovery announced results in June, a month after Ramesh and colleagues had published their methylprednisolone findings. Kelly Servick, Science | AAAS, 16 Mar. 2021 All patients received injections of preservative-free methylprednisolone, preservative-free normal saline, lidocaine, and skin prep with povidone-iodine. Jason Dearen, Star Tribune, 23 Feb. 2021 The panel said that other corticosteroids — prednisone, methylprednisolone and hydrocortisone — may be used if dexamethasone is not available but that their effectiveness isn’t clear. Dallas News, 13 Oct. 2020 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, 2 Sep. 2020 Two other steroid drugs, prednisone and methylprednisolone, are being studied in another 2,500 patients. Matthew Herper, STAT, 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, 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of methylprednisolone

1957, in the meaning defined above

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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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