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prednisolone

[pred-nis-uh-lohn]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a synthetic glucocorticoid, C21H28O5, used in various forms to treat inflammation and allergies and in the treatment of acute leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, and lymphomas.
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Origin of prednisolone

1950–55; alteration of prednisone by insertion of -ol1
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British Dictionary definitions for prednisolone

prednisolone

noun
  1. a steroid drug derived from prednisone and having the same uses as cortisone
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Word Origin

C20: altered from prednisone
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prednisolone in Medicine

prednisolone

(prĕd-nĭsə-lōn′)
n.
  1. A synthetic steroid similar to hydrocortisone and used in various compounds as an anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, antiallergic, and anticancer drug.
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