[bey-tuh-meth-uh-sohn or, esp. British, bee-]
- a synthetic analogue of a glucocorticoid, C22H29FO5, used in various forms in the treatment of inflammation, allergies, and tumors, and for replacement therapy in adrenal insufficiency.
Origin of betamethasone
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- A synthetic crystalline glucocorticoid powder used as a topical anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of dermatological conditions.
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