prednisolone

noun

pred·​nis·​o·​lone pred-ˈni-sə-ˌlōn How to pronounce prednisolone (audio)
: a glucocorticoid C21H28O5 that is a dehydrogenated analog of cortisol and is used especially as an anti-inflammatory drug

Examples of prednisolone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The prednisolone, an immunosuppressive drug, may have inadvertently helped the worm migrate and get into the central nervous system. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 28 Aug. 2023 She was diagnosed with an unexplained case of pneumonia and given a corticosteroid, prednisolone. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 28 Aug. 2023 Rheumatologists are the kinds of doctors who treat vasculitis, often with drug therapy that can include steroids like prednisone or prednisolone. Lisa Mulcahy, Men's Health, 9 Aug. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

blend of prednisone and -ol entry 1

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prednisolone was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“Prednisolone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prednisolone. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

prednisolone

noun
pred·​nis·​o·​lone pred-ˈnis-ə-ˌlōn How to pronounce prednisolone (audio)
: a glucocorticoid C21H28O5 that is a dehydrogenated analog of cortisol and is used often in the form of an ester or methyl derivative especially as an anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis
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