prednisone

noun pred·ni·sone \ ˈpred-nə-ˌsōn also -ˌzōn \

Definition of prednisone

:a glucocorticoid C21H26O5 that is a dehydrogenated analog of cortisone and is used as an anti-inflammatory agent, as an antineoplastic agent, and as an immunosuppressant

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Origin and Etymology of prednisone

probably from pregnane (C21H36) + diene (compound containing two double bonds) + cortisone


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prednisone

noun pred·ni·sone \ ˈpred-nə-ˌsōn also -ˌzōn \

medical Definition of prednisone

:a glucocorticoid C21H26O5 that is a dehydrogenated analog of cortisone and is used as an anti-inflammatory agent, as an antineoplastic agent, and as an immunosuppressant

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