dexamethasone

[ dek-suh-meth-uh-sohn, -zohn ]
/ ˌdɛk səˈmɛθ əˌsoʊn, -ˌzoʊn /

noun Pharmacology.

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

1955–60; perhaps Dexa(myl) + meth(yl) + -a- (of unclear orig.) (corti)sone
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Medicine definitions for dexamethasone

dexamethasone

[ dĕk′sə-mĕthə-sōn′, -zōn′ ]

n.

A synthetic glucocorticoid used primarily in the treatment of inflammatory disorders.
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