- a crystalline, water-soluble steroid, C22H29FO5, used in the treatment of certain allergic or inflammatory conditions, as rheumatoid arthritis, bronchial asthma, or dermatosis.
Origin of dexamethasone
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- A synthetic glucocorticoid used primarily in the treatment of inflammatory disorders.
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