[ bey-tuh-meth-uh-sohn or, esp. British, bee- ]
/ ˌbeɪ təˈmɛθ əˌsoʊn or, esp. British, ˌbi- /
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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Medical definitions for betamethasone
[ bā′tə-mĕth′ə-sōn′, bē′- ]
A synthetic crystalline glucocorticoid powder used as a topical anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of dermatological conditions.
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