budesonide

noun
bu·​des·​o·​nide | \ ˌbyü-ˈdes-ō-ˌnīd How to pronounce budesonide (audio) \

Medical Definition of budesonide

: a synthetic anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid C25H34O6 used in the form of an inhalational aerosol or powder especially to treat asthma, in the form of a nasal spray to treat allergic rhinitis or to treat or prevent nasal polyps, or in capsule form taken by mouth to treat Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis

Note: Budesonide is marketed under the trademarks Entocort, Pulmicort, Rhinocort Aqua, and Uceris and when used in combination with formoterol under the trademark Symbicort.

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“Budesonide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/budesonide. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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