tri·​am·​cin·​o·​lone | \ ˌtrī-ˌam-ˈsi-nə-ˌlōn How to pronounce triamcinolone (audio) \

Definition of triamcinolone

: 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 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

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First Known Use of triamcinolone

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for triamcinolone

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

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tri·​am·​cin·​o·​lone | \ ˌtrī-ˌam-ˈsin-ᵊl-ˌōn How to pronounce triamcinolone (audio) \

Medical Definition of triamcinolone

: 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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