prednisolone

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noun pred·nis·o·lone \pred-ˈni-sə-ˌlōn\

Definition of prednisolone

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

Origin and Etymology of prednisolone

blend of prednisone and 1-ol


First Known Use: 1955


Medical Dictionary

prednisolone

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

Medical Definition of prednisolone

  1. :  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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