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[bey-tuh-meth-uh-sohn or, esp. British, bee-]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. 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.
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Origin of betamethasone

perhaps beta + meth(yl) + -a- connective vowel + (hydrocorti)sone, components of the chemical name
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betamethasone in Medicine


(bā′tə-mĕthə-sōn′, bē′-)
  1. A synthetic crystalline glucocorticoid powder used as a topical anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of dermatological conditions.
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