prednisolone

noun
pred·​nis·​o·​lone | \ pred-ˈni-sə-ˌlōn How to pronounce prednisolone (audio) \

Definition of prednisolone

: a glucocorticoid C21H28O5 that is a dehydrogenated analog of cortisol and is used especially as an anti-inflammatory drug

First Known Use of prednisolone

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prednisolone

blend of prednisone and -ol entry 1

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“Prednisolone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prednisolone. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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prednisolone

noun
pred·​nis·​o·​lone | \ pred-ˈnis-ə-ˌlōn How to pronounce prednisolone (audio) \

Medical Definition of prednisolone

: 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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