tri·​am·​cin·​o·​lone ˌtrī-ˌam-ˈsi-nə-ˌlōn How to pronounce triamcinolone (audio)
: a glucocorticoid drug C21H27FO6 used chiefly in the form of its acetal or acetate derivatives especially in treating skin disorders, asthma, and allergic rhinitis

Examples of triamcinolone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kipyokei, who won comfortably here in 2021 in only her third marathon, was found to have used triamcinolone acetonide. John Powers,, 14 Apr. 2023 These sprays—like Flonase (fluticasone propionate), Nasacort (triamcinolone acetonide), and Rhinocort (budesonide)—attack allergies at their core, says H. James Wedner, M.D., an allergist and a professor of medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Erica Sweeney, Men's Health, 23 Feb. 2023 Kipyokei’s urine sample after winning in Boston in October 2021 had traces of triamcinolone acetonide — an anti-inflammatory prohibited at races when an athlete does not have permission to use it as a medication., 20 Dec. 2022 Reading the details on triamcinolone acetonide, I was reminded of Salazar’s infamous zeal for L-carnitine, another substance whose legality is contingent on the way it is administered and the dosage. Martin Fritz Huber, Outside Online, 27 Oct. 2022 Another Kenyan runner, Betty Wilson Lempus, also tested positive for triamcinolone acetonide after running — and winning — the Harmonie Mutuelle Semi de Paris in September 2021, the AIU said in its press release. Sophie Reardon, CBS News, 14 Oct. 2022 Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology.4 Examples include fluticasone (Flonase), triamcinolone (Nasacort), and mometasone (Nasonex), which was recently approved for OTC use. Rachel Nall, Msn, SELF, 24 May 2022 Biomedical engineer Jeff Karp and his colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston tucked an arthritis drug, triamcinolone acetonide, inside a hydrogel that breaks down as inflammation in the knee joints of arthritic mice ramps up. Megan Thielking, STAT, 3 Apr. 2018 They were randomly assigned to get an injection in their knee joint of a corticosteroid (triamcinolone) or a placebo (saline) every three months. Linda Searing, Washington Post, 20 May 2017 See More

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Word History


tri- + -amcin- (alteration of American Cyanimid Company) + -ol entry 1 + -one

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of triamcinolone was in 1957

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“Triamcinolone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


tri·​am·​cin·​o·​lone ˌtrī-ˌam-ˈsin-ᵊl-ˌōn How to pronounce triamcinolone (audio)
: a glucocorticoid drug C21H27FO6 that is administered especially in the form of its acetal and acetate derivatives for its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant effects and that is used chiefly in the treatment of skin disorders, asthma, and allergic rhinitis see azmacort, kenacort, nasacort
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