prednisone

noun
pred·​ni·​sone | \ ˈpred-nə-ˌsōn How to pronounce prednisone (audio) also -ˌzōn How to pronounce prednisone (audio) \

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

Examples of prednisone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But when symptoms flare up, doctors often prescribe steroids like prednisone. Samantha Reid, Allure, 24 Mar. 2022 There are many other side effects of steroids like prednisone. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2022 People with preexisting conditions such as asthma should make a plan ahead of time, McCormack said, such as bringing extra inhalers or prednisone, in the event of a severe reaction. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 3 Feb. 2022 Additionally, injections can cause rashes locally at the injection site, and medications like prednisone can cause your skin to thin, which can leave it more susceptible to bruising and tearing, says CreakyJoints. Sarah Bradley, Health.com, 1 Feb. 2022 People who are having trouble breathing can talk to their doctor about getting a bronchodilator, an inhaler, said Dr. Saag, who cautioned that systemic steroids, like prednisone, are highly dangerous to take at the outset of COVID-19. al, 29 Dec. 2021 In September, Rogan tested positive for COVID-19 and treated himself with several treatments including prednisone, a Z-Pac, monoclonal antibodies and the controversial drug, Ivermectin. Rosa Escandon, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 He was also given two weeks of the tapeworm medications albendazole and praziquantel, along with four weeks of a high dose of the steroid prednisone. Korin Miller, Health.com, 17 Nov. 2021 No, prednisone does not lower antibody levels significantly. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 15 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of prednisone

1955, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prednisone

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

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7 May 2022

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“Prednisone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prednisone. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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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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