methylprednisone

[ meth-uhl-pred-nuh-sohn, ‐zohn ]
/ ˌmɛθ əlˈprɛd nəˌsoʊn, ‐ˌzoʊn /

noun Biochemistry.

a synthetic glucocorticoid, C22H30O5, derived from prednisolone and used as an anti-inflammatory and in the treatment of various respiratory and autoimmune diseases.

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Origin of methylprednisone

First recorded in 1955–60; methyl + prednisone
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